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bistable

1. having two stable states
2. Computing another name for flip-flop

bistable

[¦bī¦stā·bəl]
(science and technology)
Capable of assuming either of two stable states.

bistable

Pronounced "bye-stable." With regard to electronics, it refers to technologies that maintain their binary state without power, although they require power to change it. For example, non-volatile storage, such as flash memory, maintains its 0 or 1 state without power. A flip-flop is a bistable circuit, and E Ink and cholesteric LCDs are bistable display technologies. See non-volatile memory, future memory chips, flip-flop, E Ink and cholesteric LCD.
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It was proposed that the electrically controllable bistability originated from the metal filament formation (ON state) and breakdown (OFF state) between two electrodes, which will be discussed in detail in Filament Formation in Polythiophene Memory Materials section.
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This phenomenon--where at a given external condition, a system can reside in one of two available stable steady states--is known as bistability.
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Polynitrile is a typical conjugated polymer, and was found to exhibit unusually large third-order susceptibility and hyperpolarizability [5] as well as excellent and reproducible electrical bistability [6].
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