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Biophysics  & Embryology

NEW! Emergence and development of gut motility in the chicken embryo

N.R. Chevalier, V. Fleury, S. Dufour, V. Proux, A. Asnacios
PLoS ONe, 12(2):e0172511 (2017)
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Physics of amniote formation

V. Fleury, A. Vaishnavi Murukutla, N. R. Chevalier, B. Gallois, M. Capellazzi-Resta, P. Picquet,  A. Peaucelle
Phys. Rev. E 94, 22426 (2016)
PDF – Popular Science Version (in French, CNRS website)


 How tissue mechanical properties affect enteric neural crest cell migration

N.R. Chevalier, E. Gazguez, L. Bidault, T. Guilbert, C. Vias, E. Vian, Y. Watanabe, L. Muller , S. Germain, N.Bondurand, S. Dufour, V. Fleury
Scientific Reports 6, 20927 (2016)
PDF  –  Popular Science Version (in French)

Water jet indentation for local elasticity measurements of soft materials

N.R. Chevalier, Ph. Dantan, E.Gazquez, A.J.M. Cornelissen, V. Fleury
Eur. J. Phys E. 39, 10  (2016)
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Measuring the micromechanical properties of embryonic tissues

N.R. Chevalier, E. Gazquez, S. Dufour, V. Fleury
Methods 94, 128  (2016)
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Buckling along boundaries of elastic contrast as a mechanism for early vertebrate morphogenesis

V. Fleury, N.R. Chevalier, F. Furfaro, JL Duband
Eur. Phys. J. E 38, (2015)
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Physical Chemistry & Biomineralization


Surface Tension Drives the Orientation of Crystals at the Air-Water Interface

N.R. Chevalier & P. Guenoun
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 7, 2809–2813 (2016)
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Do surface wetting properties affect calcium carbonate heterogeneous nucleation and adhesion?

N.R. Chevalier
J. Phys. Chem. C 118, 17600–17607 (2014)
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When and Why Like-Sized, Oppositely Charged Particles Assemble into Diamond-like Crystals

K.J.M. Bishop, N.R. Chevalier, B.A. Grzybowski
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 4, 1507–1511 (2013)
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CaCO3 mineralization under β-sheet forming peptide monolayers

N.R. Chevalier, C. Chevallard, G. Brezesinski, P. Guenoun
Cryst. Growth Des. 12, 2299–2305 (2012)
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Monovalent cations trigger inverted bilayer formation of surfactant films

 N. R. Chevalier, C. Chevallard, P. Guenoun
Langmuir 26, 15824–9 (2010)
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Cryogenic Engineering


Design of a horizontal test cryostat for superconducting RF cavities for the FREIA facility

N.R. Chevalier, J-P. Thermeau,T.Junquera, R. Ruber et al.
AIP Conf. Proc. 1573, 1277–1284 (2014)
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Cryogenic system for the MYRRHA superconducting linear accelerator

N.R. Chevalier, T.Junquera, J-P.Thermeau et al.
AIP Conf. Proc. 315, 315–322 (2014)
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PhD & MSc. Thesis 


Influence de surfaces organiques sur la nucléation-croissance du carbonate de calcium et autres observations de nature physico-chimique

Thèse de Doctorat
 N. R.Chevalier, 2010
PDF (in French with abstract in English)

The influence of thermal noise on Liesegang pattern formation

MSc. Thesis
N.R. Chevalier, 2006
PDF (in English)


Popular Science & Science Education


IYPT : Un Tournoi International pour Jeunes Physiciens

N. Chevalier, G. Toombes, P. Bottineau, Reflets de la Physique, n°19, 2010 PDF (short version, French)

N. Chevalier, Bulletin de l’Union des Professeurs de Physique-Chimie, 2010, n°920, pp. 91-96 PDF (long version, French)