2_02/2006Cover Picture: Conical Nanopore Membranes: Controlling the Nanopore Shape (Small 2/2006)

The cover picture shows conically shaped gold nanowires prepared by template synthesis in correspondingly conically shaped nanopores in a polymeric membrane. An electrochemical method applied during pore etching allows for control over the cone angle of the pore. Such abiotic nanopores are especially promising for biosensing applications. For more information please read the Communication “Conical Nanopore Membranes: Controlling the Nanopore Shape” by C. R. Martin and co-workers on page 194 ff.

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