Visualization of the Molecular Dynamics of Polymers and Carbon Nanotubes

  • Sidharth Thakur
  • Syamal Tallury
  • Melissa A. Pasquinelli
  • Theresa-Marie Rhyne
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5876)


Research domains that deal with complex molecular systems often employ computer-based thermodynamics simulations to study molecular interactions and investigate phenomena at the nanoscale. Many visual and analytic methods have proven useful for analyzing the results of molecular simulations; however, these methods have not been fully explored in many emerging domains. In this paper we explore visual-analytics methods to supplement existing standard methods for studying the spatial-temporal dynamics of polymer-nanotube interface. Our methods are our first steps towards the overall goal of understanding macroscopic properties of the composites by investigating dynamics and chemical properties of the interface. We discuss a standard computational approach for comparing polymer conformations using numerical measures of similarities and present matrix- and graph-based representations of the similarity relationships for some polymer structures.


Molecular Conformation Backbone Atom Polymer Conformation Visual Molecular Dynamics Complex Molecular System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sidharth Thakur
    • 1
  • Syamal Tallury
    • 2
  • Melissa A. Pasquinelli
    • 2
  • Theresa-Marie Rhyne
    • 1
  1. 1.Renaissance Computing InstituteUSA
  2. 2.College of TextilesNorth Carolina State UniversityUSA

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