Craig Bridges

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A previously unexploited method of examining neural spike-trains was applied to data obtained from cells in the visual cortex. Distributions of interspike intervals recorded extracellularly from cat visual cortex under four conditions were analyzed. Stimuli were gratings differing in orientation and spatial frequency. The probability density function of(More)
Quantum spin liquids (QSLs) are topological states of matter exhibiting remarkable properties such as the capacity to protect quantum information from decoherence. Whereas their featureless ground states have precluded their straightforward experimental identification, excited states are more revealing and particularly interesting owing to the emergence of(More)
Acute aortic dissection and associated aortic catastrophes are among the most devastating forms of cardiovascular disease, with a remarkably high morbidity and mortality despite current medical and surgical treatment. The mechanics underlying aortic dissection are incompletely understood, and a further understanding of the relevant fluid and solid mechanics(More)
Sulfated oligosaccharides are an important class of compounds in the field of glycobiology. Mass spectrometric analysis of these molecules is challenging due to their readiness to dissociate in sample preparation and their tendency to fragment during ionization. Moreover, their presence in small quantity in biological systems poses additional problems. We(More)
A strategy to enhance the catalytic activity at the surface of an oxide thin film is unveiled through epitaxial orientation control of the surface oxygen vacancy concentration. By tuning the direction of the oxygen vacancy channels (OVCs) in the brownmillerite SrCoO2.5 , a 100-fold improvement in the oxygen reduction kinetics is realized in an epitaxial(More)
Geometrically well-defined Cu6Sn5 thin films were used as a model system to estimate the diffusion depth and diffusion pathway requirements of Na ions in alloy anodes. Cu6Sn5 anodes have an initial reversible capacity towards Li of 545 mA h g(-1) (Li3.96Sn or 19.8 Li/Cu6Sn5), close to the theoretical 586 mA h g(-1) (Li4.26Sn), and a very low initial(More)
Co-intercalation of methylamine molecules into the cubic K3C60 lattice affords the fulleride (CH3NH2)K3C60, which was characterized by Raman and MAS 13C and 1H NMR spectroscopy. The high-resolution synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction technique was employed to determine its crystal structure at ambient temperature. We find that CH3NH2 bonds to K+ ions(More)