Sinterability of the oxynitride LaTiO2N with perovskite-type structure

Duan Li, Wenjie Li, Claudia Fasel, James Shen, Ralf Riedel

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Based on a thermal stability study, the sinterability of the oxynitride LaTiO2N was investigated by spark plasma sintering (SPS). The results show that LaTiO2N is thermodynamically unstable above ca. 400 C in air and ca. 800 C in argon. While it appears impossible to completely avoid decomposition during sintering, LaTiO2N ceramics with relative density of 74-94% and a residual LaTiO2N content of 57-90 wt% were prepared. By manipulating kinetics, a relative density of 94% was achieved at 1350 C under an uniaxially applied pressure of 125 MPa. This density is higher than any other counterparts prepared by conventional sintering so far. SPS appears a feasible tool for manipulating the sintering kinetics. It enables the preparation of almost dense LaTiO2N bulks with adequate purity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-573
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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