Uncertainty Classification of Molecular Interfaces
|Title||Uncertainty Classification of Molecular Interfaces|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Knoll, A, Liu, B, Lau, KC, Chan, MKY, Sumer, A, Greeley, J, Curtiss, L, Jellinek, J, Hereld, M, Papka, ME|
|Conference Name||Proc. Workshop on Uncertainty Quantification, IEEE VisWeek|
|Conference Location||Providence, RI|
Molecular surfaces at atomic and subatomic scales are inherently ill-defined. In many computational chemistry problems, interfaces are better represented as volumetric regions than as discrete surfaces. The geometry of this interface is largely defined by electron density and electrostatic potential fields. While experimental measurements such as chemical bond and Van der Waals radii do not directly specify the interface, they are physically relevant in modeling molecular structure. Rather than use these radial values to directly determine surface geometry, we use them to define an uncertainty interval in an electron density distribution, which then guides classification of volume data. This results in a strategy for representing, analyzing and rendering molecular structure and interface.