Heat capacity measurements were carried out on Pb1-xLaxWO4+x/2 (x=0.2) and Pb1-xLa2x/3WO4 (x=0.2, 0.5) solid solutions prepared by sintering and mechanical alloying (MA) methods. For all the solid solutions, sintered
samples showed slightly larger heat capacity around 100 K in comparison with MA samples, which was presumably caused by the
excitation of mobile oxide ion motion. For sintered scheelite-type structured PbWO4s, high-temperature synthesis introduced oxide ion interstitials even for the Pb1-xLa2x/3WO4 system, which resulted in the excess heat capacity at low temperature for excitation. On the other hand, for the samples
prepared by room-temperature MA technique, oxide ion seemed to occupy the regular sites rather than interstitial ones and
excess heat capacities were not observed.