zero potential

zero potential

[′zir·ō pə′ten·chəl]
(electricity)
Expression usually applied to the potential of the earth, as a convenient reference for comparison.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Out of proportion reliance on American shoulders in the past eventually brought us to a toppling down state with zero potential to bear any diplomatic twist.
Venus has next to zero potential for human life, as even spacecraft do not last long on the planet's blazing hot surface.
In [8] the theoretical, and based on the use of the method of physical modeling in [9] the experimental justifications of a new method of measuring the resistance of the grounding device with the help of a three-electrode measuring installation for any character of ground heterogeneity, any size and configuration of GD and arbitrary placement of measuring electrodes without finding the zero potential point are presented.
The distance between the inflow electrode and the auxiliary electrode is set to 10 km, and the measuring path is mainly along the connection direction of the two electrodes from the inflow electrode to the zero potential point.
Crosstalk appears in the two types of circuits known in the literature for reading the array: the zero potential method (ZPM) and the voltage feedback method (VFM).
The drift-diffusion model (DDM) states that the total current across the channel is the sum of drift current and diffusion current as [21] [I.sub.total] = [I.sub.DRIFT] + [I.sub.DIFFUSION.] The DDM and even the Landauer approach (Boltzmann transport equation) in ballistic, quasi-ballistic nano-MOSFET models advocate that with the source and drain terminals grounded ([V.sub.DS] = 0V), the total current flow is zero because of the zero potential drop across the terminals.
Yes, there were a few blips on the way, but ever since the crash of '87 central banks have effectively underwritten portfolios, leading us to the current point where low risk assets offer near zero potential for returns, high quality risk assets are as expensive as they have been in a generation, and the cheap-looking stuff is cheap for a reason and requires a combination of skill, faith and nerves of steel.
This cross-linking was not observed at zero potential where straight chains were induced by Lead ions.
"There's a lot of time between now and October to understand the technology shift, create a budget and gear up to where they have zero potential liability.
I've noticed a large shift in focus for buildings away from a fixation on achieving LEED certification to something even more substantial: net zero or net zero potential. This is where energy modeling is going to become critical, not so much for running annual simulations (although these will still be important), but to make early design decisions.