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Singular Value Decomposition Method to Determine Distance Distributions in Pulsed Dipolar Electron Spin Resonance

Singular Value Decomposition Method to Determine Distance Distributions in Pulsed Dipolar Electron Spin Resonance
Madhur Srivastava, Jack H. Freed
Regularization is often utilized to elicit the desired physical results from experimental data. The recent development of a denoising procedure yielding about 2 orders of magnitude in improvement in SNR obviates the need for regularization, which achieves a compromise between canceling effects of noise and obtaining an estimate of the desired physical results. We show how singular value decomposition (SVD) can be employed directly on the denoised data, using pulse dipolar electron spin resonance experiments as an example. Such experiments are useful in measuring distances and their distributions, P(r) between spin labels on proteins. In noise-free model cases exact results are obtained, but even a small amount of noise (e.g., SNR = 850 after denoising) corrupts the solution. We develop criteria that precisely determine an optimum approximate solution, which can readily be automated. This method is applicable to any signal that is currently processed with regularization of its SVD analysis.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02379

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02379

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