Effect of Annealing Atmosphere on Oxygen Diffusion through Ba-Fe-Based Perovskite Oxide
To determine the effect of the annealing atmosphere on oxygen diffusion through Ba0.95La0.05FeO3-d pellets, 18O2 tracer diffusion and high-resolution secondary ion mapping were performed. When annealing in air, the 18O concentration around the surface up to a depth of 40 µm was almost constant. On the other hand, when annealing in vacuum, the 18O concentration obviously decreased. High-resolution secondary ion mapping indicated that the 18O concentration around the grain boundary was reduced. These results suggested that the grain boundary of BLF annealed in vacuum prevents oxygen diffusion.
Chazono Hirokazu, Fujihara Shinobu, Katayama Keiichi, Masumoto Hiroshi, Mizoguchi Teruyasu, Osada Minoru, Shinozaki Kazuo and Takeda Hiroaki
K. Watanabe et al., "Effect of Annealing Atmosphere on Oxygen Diffusion through Ba-Fe-Based Perovskite Oxide", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 485, pp. 141-144, 2011