Thomas C Schumacher

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For the first time the successful preparation of Sr doped baghdadite (Ca3-x Sr x ZrSi2O9 x  =  0.1 and 0.75) is shown. Sr-doped as well as pure baghdadite are prepared via a versatile solid-state synthesis and conventional sintering at 1400 °C. XRD measurements and crystal structure refinements reveal that a substitution of Ca atoms with Sr and a high(More)
Ca3ZrSi2O9 (baghdadite) has become a major research focus within the biomaterial community due to its remarkable in-vitro and in-vivo bioactivity. Although baghdadite seems to exhibit interesting biological properties, as yet there has been no data published concerning its mechanical properties. This lack of knowledge hinders targeting this novel bioactive(More)
Organic contamination of sedimentary rocks can produce artefacts in studies of hydrocarbon composition, and this can have significant negative consequences for interpretations of the geobiological record. False positives - that is cases of non-syngenetic hydrocarbon biomarkers - are common in Precambrian studies, and significant challenges persist despite(More)
Porous adsorbents with hierarchical structured macropores ranging from 1 to 100 μm are prepared using a combination of freeze casting and additional sacrificial templating of polyurethane foams, with a zeolite 13X powder serving as adsorbent. The pore system of the prepared monoliths features micropores assigned to the zeolite 13X particle framework,(More)
The preparation of dense, high-strength calcium phosphate-zirconia (CaP-ZrO2) composed bioceramics is realized via versatile pressureless sintering by adding silica nanoparticles. Two different weight ratios of HAp:ZrO2, 9:1 and 1:1, are used with varying silica contents from 5 to 20 wt%. After sintering at 1200 °C, the phase composition, microstructure,(More)
BACKGROUND Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common injuries of the knee. Common techniques for ACL reconstruction require a graft fixation using interference screws. Nowadays, these interference screws are normally made of titanium or polymer/ceramic composites. The main challenge of application of a fixation device made(More)
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