The condition of an instrument when it is switched off to conserve energy or reagents or to protect working parts. This term is of particular importance in clinical chemistry.
Source: PAC, 1989, 61, 1657. (Nomenclature for automated and mechanised analysis (Recommendations 1989)) on page 1664 [Terms] [Paper]
Citation: 'shut-down state' in IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 3rd ed. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; 2006. Online version 3.0.1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.S05650 RISBibTexEndNote