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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The scanning probe microscope Solver PRO 47 (NT-MDT, Russia) operating in the semi contact mode (Trapping mode) was used.
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.sub.4][S.sub.4] realgar phase is also dominant), we conclude that most perfect structure of [As.sub.4][S.sub.4] polymorphs composing NPs corresponds to smallest free volumes associated with them.
The alumina noted in the tandem off-line and in-line trapping modes can also be used to trap such nonpolar coextractives as fat, thereby allowing elution of the target analytes (pesticides or PCBs) for direct analysis.