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Cover Picture: Current Rectification in Temperature-Responsive Single Nanopores (ChemPhysChem 4/2010)
The cover picture shows a smart nanofluidic diode triggered by the phase transition of temperature-responsive polymer brushes is demonstrated by Y. Wang, L. Jiang et al. on p. 859. The single-nanopore ionic rectifier can be switched between a rectifying state below 34 °C and a non-rectifying state above 38 °C, thus demonstrating a new way for controlling the preferential direction of the ion transport in nanofluidics by modulating the temperature. This should enable the building of novel nanomachineries with smart fluidic communication functions for future lab-on-chip devices.