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.
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Summary of the properties

Input: stiffness matrix (coefficients in GPa) of Sc2CdS4 (Materials Project id mp-10953)

        87       60       60        0        0        0  
        60       87       60        0        0        0  
        60       60       87        0        0        0  
         0        0        0       34        0        0  
         0        0        0        0       34        0  
         0        0        0        0        0       34  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 69 GPaEV = 68.822 GPaGV = 25.8 GPaνV = 0.33376
ReussKR = 69 GPaER = 57.573 GPaGR = 21.152 GPaνR = 0.36093
HillKH = 69 GPaEH = 63.254 GPaGH = 23.476 GPaνH = 0.34721

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
27 GPa 27 GPa 34 GPa 34 GPa 34 GPa 207 GPa

Variations of the elastic moduli

Young's modulusLinear compressibility Shear modulusPoisson's ratio
EminEmax βminβmaxGminGmax νminνmax
Value 38.02 GPa 87.61 GPa 4.8309 TPa–1 4.8309 TPa–1 13.5 GPa 34 GPa-0.0284220.70926Value
Anisotropy 2.304 1.0000 2.519Anisotropy
Axis 1.0000
0.0000
0.0000
-0.5774
0.5774
0.5773
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.9659
0.0000
0.2588
0.7071
0.0001
-0.7071
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.7071
0.0001
-0.7071
0.0000
0.7071
-0.7071
Axis
-0.7071
-0.0002
-0.7071
0.7660
0.6428
-0.0000
-0.7071
-0.0002
-0.7071
-1.0000
0.0000
-0.0000
Second axis

Spatial dependence of Young's modulus



Young's modulus in (xy) plane

Young's modulus in (xz) plane

Young's modulus in (yz) plane

Spatial dependence of linear compressibility



linear compressibility in (xy) plane

linear compressibility in (xz) plane

linear compressibility in (yz) plane

Spatial dependence of shear modulus



Shear modulus in (xy) plane

Shear modulus in (xz) plane

Shear modulus in (yz) plane

Spatial dependence of Poisson's ratio



Poisson's ratio in (xy) plane

Poisson's ratio in (xz) plane

Poisson's ratio in (yz) plane