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Anatomical and electrophysiological mapping techniques were used to determine topographic organization and arrangement of ocular dominance columns in the primary visual cortex of ferrets. From its border with area 18 on the posterior lateral gyrus, area 17 extends around the caudal pole of the hemisphere and over the splenial gyrus to the caudal bank of the(More)
Excitonic solar cells-including organic, hybrid organic-inorganic and dye-sensitized cells (DSCs)-are promising devices for inexpensive, large-scale solar energy conversion. The DSC is currently the most efficient and stable excitonic photocell. Central to this device is a thick nanoparticle film that provides a large surface area for the adsorption of(More)
An extra eye primordium was implanted into the forebrain region of embryonic Rana pipiens. During development both normal and supernumerary optic tracts terminated within a single, previously uninnervated tectal lobe. Autoradiographic tracing of either the normal or supernumerary eye's projection revealed distinct, eye-specific bands of radioactivity(More)
We evaluate an ordered organic-inorganic solar cell architecture based on ZnO-TiO 2 core-shell nanorod arrays encased in the hole-conducting polymer P3HT. Thin shells of TiO 2 grown on the ZnO nanorods by atomic layer deposition significantly increase the voltage and fill factor relative to devices without shells. We find that the core-shell cells must be(More)
Although the electrical integration of chemically synthesized nanowires has been achieved with lithography, optical integration, which promises high speeds and greater device versatility, remains unexplored. We describe the properties and functions of individual crystalline oxide nanoribbons that act as subwavelength optical waveguides and assess their(More)
Surgical ablation of a single tectal lobe in Rana pipiens can cause regenerating retinal ganglion cell axons to cross to the remaining tectum. These synaptically deprived fibers can obtain termination space in a retinotopic and highly stereotyped manner. Each of the two eyes can share the undisturbed tectum by terminating in mutually exclusive, eye-specific(More)
Transplantation of a third eye primordium to the forebrain region of a frog (Rana pipiens) embryo causes two retinal projections to converge on a single tectal lobe. These projections form stereotyped eye-specific termination bands (Constantine-Paton, M., and M. I. Law (1978) Science 202: 639-641) that are similar to the source-specific stripes found(More)
A method for growing vertical ZnO nanowire arrays on arbitrary substrates using either gas-phase or solution-phase approaches is presented. A approximately 10 nm-thick layer of textured ZnO nanocrystals with their c axes normal to the substrate is formed by the decomposition of zinc acetate at 200-350 degrees C to provide nucleation sites for vertical(More)
Since the first report of ultraviolet lasing from ZnO nano-wires, [1] substantial effort has been devoted to the development of synthetic methodologies for one-dimensional ZnO nanostructures. Among the various techniques described in the literature, evaporation and condensation processes are favored for their simplicity and high-quality products, but these(More)