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 CaTe (Materials Project id mp-10684)

        99       17       17        0        0        0  
        17       99       17        0        0        0  
        17       17       99        0        0        0  
         0        0        0       -8        0        0  
         0        0        0        0       -8        0  
         0        0        0        0        0       -8  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 44.333 GPaEV = 32.008 GPaGV = 11.6 GPaνV = 0.37967
ReussKR = 44.333 GPaER = -51.97 GPaGR = -15.327 GPaνR = 0.69538
HillKH = 44.333 GPaEH = -5.6701 GPaGH = -1.8636 GPaνH = 0.52132

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
-8 GPa -8 GPa -8 GPa 82 GPa 82 GPa 133 GPa
Stiffness matrix is not definite positive, crystal is mechanically unstable
No further analysis will be performed.