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Science  17 Jul 2015:
Vol. 349, Issue 6245, pp. 298-301
DOI: 10.1126/science.aab3564

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vol. 349 no. 6245 298-301

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  • Received for publication April 15, 2015
  • Accepted for publication June 11, 2015
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  1. Norman Nan Shi1,
  2. Cheng-Chia Tsai1,
  3. Fernando Camino2,
  4. Gary D. Bernard3,
  5. Nanfang Yu1,*,
  6. Rüdiger Wehner4,*
  1. 1Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.
  2. 2Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA.
  3. 3Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
  4. 4Brain Research Institute, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.
  1. *Corresponding author. E-mail:
    ny2214{at}columbia.edu (N.Y.);
    rwehner{at}zool.uzh.ch (R.W.)

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