Contemporary debates around matters of HE pedagogy must be understood within the context of a consumerist ethos of education (Love, 2013; Williams, 2013). Such a context is increasingly encouraging the ‘lecturer’ to facilitate the student experience whilst helping students manage their own learning. Notions of ‘Student centred learning’ appear laudable; however they often fail to comprehend the intricate activity of knowledge transfer, construction, assimilation and accommodation.
In the last few years Zr based bulk materials have been deeply explored for their superior Glass Forming Ability (GFA). The properties advantage ranges from high mechanical strength, high fracture strength, superior elastic limit to good and precise deformability, good ductility, low coefficient of thermal expansion and excellent corrosion/wear resistance (Aversa et al., 2016a; 2016b; 2016c; 2016d; 2016e; 2016f; 2016g; 2016h; 2016i; 2016j; 2016k; 2016l).BMGs multicomponent alloys based on Zr have superior GFA and they can be produced into parts with thickness larger than a few centimeters by conventional melting and casting techniques (Liu et al., 2002).Among the other advantage, BMGs utilization offers reduced process costs and it gives the possibility to manufacture a variety of industrial products (Morito and Egami, 1984; Aversa et al., 2016 a o, 2017 a e).The microstructure of BMGs compared to the other conventional metals holds the advantage of not presenting a long range order crystalline structure. Conversely, their microstructure has a short range organized amorphous arrangement, which is characteristic of all glassy materials, such as those found in ceramics and polymers (Busch, 2000; Petrescu et al., 2016 a e).An important issue in the processing of glass forming materials is, therefore, the rheology of the melt during the cooling procedures.This issue is particularly critical for thermodynamically favored crystal forming materials.
Xiaomi posted a bunch of teasers on Weibo to highlight the presence of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the Mi 11. The new glass technology introduced earlier this year is touted to have two times improvement in scratch resistance over the Gorilla Glass 6. It is also claimed to be up to four times better than a competitive aluminosilicate glass..
After a standout freshman year where she burst onto the national scene by scoring 28 points in a win over No. 1 Notre Dame, the inconsistency that plagued Williams’ sophomore year has defined much of her junior season. In some ways, it’s been worse.