trapping mode

trapping mode

[′trap·iŋ ‚mōd]
(computer science)
A procedure by means of which the computer, upon encountering a predetermined set of conditions, saves the program in its present status, executes a diagnostic procedure, and then resumes the processing of the program as of the moment of interruption.
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The surface topography is represented by the height image in trapping mode atomic force microscopy (TMAFM).
In trapping mode, the three upstream electrodes (the "door") were held at +800 V, and a variable number of adjacent electrodes (the "trap") were held at ground potential.
Comparing positron trapping modes gathered in Table 1 for this REA3 with REA2 (where [alpha]-[As.