Cover Image, Volume 131, Issue 14



Well-ordered block copolymer films are promising for the production of large areas of sub-micrometer applications, such as catalytic devices and the control of micro- and nanoscale interactions with cells. The review by Malmström and Jadranka Travas-Sejdic focuses on the emerging area of block copolymer films for the creation of ordered arrays of proteins or peptides. The cover features a transmission electron micrograph of a block copolymer film in the hexagonal cylindrical phase. The graphical elements show how block copolymers self-assemble, and how such self-assembly can be used to order proteins—which, in the illustration, are presented as “pebbles” within the cylinders. DOI: 10.1002/app.40360