Scientific papers

In accordance with its mission to support high level research in Belgium, the University Foundation provides financial support towards the publication in high level international journals of scientific papers which report on research in Belgian research groups. Financial support may be granted to partially cover the costs due by the author for illustrations, for page charges and for article processing fees, and for linguuistic control. 

Because the possible support is restricted to Belgian research groups, the regulations and application procedures are only available in French  and in Dutch.

Articles subsidized by the University Foundation

What follows is a list of articles that were subsidized recently by the University Foundation. The titles are ordered by year of publication and by title.

Noirot, Isabelle C.; Brittan-Powell, Elizabeth F.; Dooling, Robert J.

NOIROT, I. C., BRITTAN-POWELL, E. F., & DOOLING, R. J. (2011). Masked auditory thresholds in three species of birds, as measured by the auditory brainstem response (L). Acoustical Society of America, 129, 6, 3445-3448. 

Auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) were recorded in adult budgerigars, canaries, and zebra finches in quiet and in three levels of white noise for tone stimuli between 1 and 4 kHz. Similar to behavioral results, masked ABR thresholds increased linearly with increasing noise levels. When the three species are considered together, ABR-derived CRs were higher than behavioral CRs by 18–23 dB between 2 and 4 kHz and by about 30 dB at 1 kHz.

Felten, A.; Suarez-Martinez, I.; Ke, X.; Van Tendeloo, G.; Ghijsen, J.; Pireaux, J-J.; Drube, W.; Bittencourt, C.; Ewels, C.

FELTEN, A., SUAREZ-MARTINEZ, I., KE, X., VAN TENDELOO, G., GHIJSEN, J., PIREAUX, J-J., DRUBE, W., BITTENCOURT, C., & EWELS, C. (2009). The role of oxygen at the interface between titanium and carbon nanotubes. Chemphyschem : A European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistryvol 10, issue 11, 1799-1804.

We study the interface between carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and surface-deposited titanium using electron microscopy and photoemission spectroscopy, supported by density functional calculations. Charge transfer from the Ti atoms to the nanotube and carbide formation is observed at the interface which indicates strong interaction. Nevertheless, the presence of oxygen between the Ti and the CNTs significantly weakens the Ti–CNT interaction. Ti atoms at the surface will preferentially bond to oxygenated sites.