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Bias

1. In statistics, a circumstance leading to inaccurate results because of conscious or unconscious manipulation of data. Bias is anything that reduces the randomness of the sample being tested.

2. Anything that affects a decision other than facts. For example, a company may be disinclined to expand into an area of town because it is perceived as dangerous, whether or not it actually is. Bias is thought to reduce efficiency. See also: Behavioral economics.
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As the bias voltage is increased, the dominant current conduction mechanism follows the order; Ohmic conduction, trap-filled space charge-limited current and space charge-limited current.
The aim of the present work was to deposit TiAlN coatings by triode magnetron sputtering in order to investigate the effect of the bias voltage on the Ti-Al-N coating system.
The supply and bias voltages are connected by four separate pads for probing through a conventional 7-pin Power-Ground-Power-Power-Ground-Power (PGPPGP) DC probe.
Following the same way with the aforementioned BPF, Figures 9(a), (b) illustrates the simulated and measured results for several typical bias voltages ([V.
The purpose of this article is to describe the design procedure of a class-F PA with a very low drain bias voltage ([V.
Nemi's plan, which covers test lengths, failure criteria, number of parts and bias voltage testing, is available at nemi.
Upon reversing the bias voltage on ITO, the light-emission process in the metal complex ceases, and the excited state of the polymer is populated.
The instrument provides an internal DC bias voltage of 2 V or external biasing capability to [+ or -] 200 V.
An on-board bias voltage generator caters to the multiple signal level requirements.
These curves can be used to study anomalies, locate maximum or minimum I-V slopes, perform reliability analyses, or generate families of curves as temperature, incident light level, or substrate bias voltage is varied.