Characterizing Hydration Properties Based on the Orientational Structure of Interfacial Water Molecules
Author(s)Shin, Sucheol; Willard, Adam P.
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In this work, we present a general computational method for characterizing the molecular structure of liquid water interfaces as sampled from atomistic simulations. With this method, the interfacial structure is quantified based on the statistical analysis of the orientational configurations of interfacial water molecules. The method can be applied to generate position dependent maps of the hydration properties of heterogeneous surfaces. We present an application to the characterization of surface hydrophobicity, which we use to analyze simulations of a hydrated protein. We demonstrate that this approach is capable of revealing microscopic details of the collective dynamics of a protein hydration shell.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Chemistry
Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Shin, Sucheol, and Adam P. Willard. “Characterizing Hydration Properties Based on the Orientational Structure of Interfacial Water Molecules.” Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 14, 2 (January 2018): 461–465 © 2017 American Chemical Society