Description Like a topographic map that shows changes in elevation of terrain, an electron density map reveals areas of high and low electronic charge distribution within a molecule. This information allows chemists to draw conclusions about the internal structure of the molecule and to make predictions about how they may react to form new compounds. This information can be helpful in the design of drugs, renewable energy sources, chemical sensors, energy storage, etc. Dr. Tejerinas image shows the 3D electron density map of a molecule composed of carbon atoms (large concentric circles) and hydrogen atoms (small concentric circles).
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Science In Society Northwestern University Member Since November 2013 Artist Statement Science in Society is a Northwestern University office dedicated to science outreach and public engagement. Through partnerships with Chicago-area schools and community groups, we train Northwestern researchers to share their expertise and creativity in a community centered way. Our focus is to develop sustainable educational initiatives that deliver proven results for groups that need us most.