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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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Chadderton et al., "Bistability of cerebellar Purkinje cells modulated by sensory stimulation, " Nature Neuroscience, vol.
The main focus here is to determine the temperature and inlet CO feed concentrations for which the system displays bistability. We perform the simulations with step decrease in inlet CO concentration (0.25 to 0 mol/[m.sup.3]) at different temperatures with a fixed inlet NO concentration (0.12277 mol/[m.sup.3]) and observe the effect on the outlet NO concentration.
It may induce bistability, oscillations, and bifurcations which are not present in the deterministic model [7, 21, 22].
Somatic Purkinje cell bistability has been associated with persistent sodium whereas dendritic bistability has been shown to result from persistent calcium conductance.
Sustained oscillations or kinetic bistability by systematic variations of the flowrate was not observed or identified in the given parameter space.
While heading to (48), the trajectory crosses the line [delta][u.sub.1] - [[??].sub.2][u.sub.2] = 0 and enters the domain of bistability of both [Q.sub.1] and [Q.sub.2].
A lot of research in NMMs have been done including demonstrations of frequency generation [26,27], parametric amplification [28,29], self-phase modulation and bistability [30, 31].
We found that bistability was linked to a positive feedback loop between MprA and SigE, a protein that binds to RNA polymerase to promote the production of both MprA and SigE."
Temperature dependence of bistability in squid giant axons with alkaline intracellular pH.
With its unique properties being discovered, it has many applications in the field of optical bistability [25], light emission devices [26], and mode-locked fiber lasers [27].
Zhang and Wang [15] discussed Hopf bifurcation and bistability of nutrient-phytoplankton-zooplankton model.