An attempt to measure the oxygen deficiency in vacuum-hot-pressed ferroelectric target materials was made, using a thermogravimetric method. The approach was intended to measure the relative mass increase of oxygen-deficient sheet samples, with respect to an oxidized reference that was annealed in air. A saturation of mass change was achieved, which indicated a saturated oxidation state and provided a basis for further calculation of the oxygen deficiency in the samples. Results were obtained for barium strontium titanate and lead lanthanum zirconate titanate compositions, which shows the feasibility of applying the thermogravimetric method to ferroelectric materials.
|Number of pages
|Journal of the American Ceramic Society
|Published - 2000