Potential Well, original ink drawing

$ 450.00

Potential Well, 11 x 14 inches.  Archival art marker and pigmented ultrafine line felt tip pen on acid free pressed paper.

Matted.  Not framed

Ships sandwiched between protective sheets of archival foam core panel. (In a box)

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11 x 14 inches.  Archival art marker and pigmented ultrafine line felt tip pen on acid free pressed paper.

Matted.  Not framed

Ships sandwiched between protective sheets of archival foam core panel. (In a box)

 

An artists visualization of a potential well for a complex thrmodynamic process such as protein folding. According to one popular theory, proteins have a unique natured state, which represents the lowest potential energy at the bottom of a deep energy well. Because the folding process is complex, the deep well is surrounded by shallower wells. These represent structural traps or misfolds, states where the molecule can end up and become stuck if it starts to head down the wrong path because of environmental conditions or just random events. You can imagine the red and pink circles as shallow traps along the spiraling paths down into the potential wells. The darker purple is a robust path into the well. The stippled patterns are low probability paths and events that create the complex and detailed geometry of the well.

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