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- adj. Not volatile (in any sense).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. not readily evaporated. Opposite of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not volatilizing readily
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"We want to make it into a so-called nonvolatile transistor," says Kang Wang, head of the Device Research Laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Electrons "tunnel" between the two magnets, and the oxide filters information from the electrons 'spin states to create what is called nonvolatile memory, which doesn't require electricity to store information.
The Parameter RAM is a small amount of "nonvolatile" RAM (NVRAM) that holds various settings that the system can use before the operating system loads, and maintains these settings even when the computer is turned off.
Like flash, it's nonvolatile, retaining data even after power is turned off.
It would take a major explosion to scatter nonvolatile elements beyond the immediate area.
Many dangerous nonvolatile radioactive materials such as uranium tend to remain in the nuclear core.
The radiation emitted by nonvolatile materials still poses a big danger to workers or cleanup crews close to the plant, along with the released volatile elements such as cesium and iodine.
This new PRAM-packaged memory combines the nonvolatile nature of flash memory with the high-speed capability of DRAM.
However it is possible that we might find some nonvolatile memory on board the aircraft, if it was not damaged, this could be from some of the displays, GPS equipment, things like that.
"What you would look for" he told me, "is an additive that is nontoxic, nonvolatile, high in nitrogen ... and dirt cheap."