ELATE: Elastic tensor analysis

Welcome to ELATE, the online tool for analysis of elastic tensors, developed by Romain Gaillac and Fran├žois-Xavier Coudert at CNRS / Chimie ParisTech.
If you use the software in published results (paper, conference, etc.), please cite the corresponding paper (J. Phys. Condens. Matter, 2016, 28, 275201) and give the website URL.

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Summary of the properties

Input: stiffness matrix (coefficients in GPa) of TaS2 (Materials Project id mp-10014)

       169       55      -11       -0        0        0  
        55      169      -11        0        0        0  
       -11      -11       -8        0        0        0  
        -0        0        0        4        0        0  
         0        0        0        0        4       -0  
         0        0        0        0       -0       57  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 44 GPaEV = 78.816 GPaGV = 32.8 GPaνV = 0.20146
ReussKR = -8.0714 GPaER = 75.451 GPaGR = 12.337 GPaνR = 2.058
HillKH = 17.964 GPaEH = 47.721 GPaGH = 22.568 GPaνH = 0.057259

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
-9.0385 GPa 4 GPa 4 GPa 57 GPa 114 GPa 225.04 GPa
Stiffness matrix is not definite positive, crystal is mechanically unstable
No further analysis will be performed.