When analyzing biological molecules (such as DNA and proteins) transported through a nanopore sensor, the pore length limits both the sensitivity and the spatial resolution. Atomically thin as a graphene nanopore is, it is difficult to make graphene pores and the scalable-fabrication of those pores has not yet been possible. We theoretically studied a type of atomically thin nanopores that are formed by intersection of two perpendicular nano-slits. Based on theoretical analyses, we demonstrate that slit nanopores behave similarly to graphene pores and can be manufactured at a wafer scale. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.