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 MoN (Materials Project id mp-16730)

       603      187      187        0        0        0  
       187      603      187        0        0        0  
       187      187      603        0        0        0  
         0        0        0      -50        0        0  
         0        0        0        0      -50        0  
         0        0        0        0        0      -50  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 325.67 GPaEV = 151.36 GPaGV = 53.2 GPaνV = 0.42254
ReussKR = 325.67 GPaER = -331.37 GPaGR = -99.237 GPaνR = 0.66958
HillKH = 325.67 GPaEH = -70.721 GPaGH = -23.018 GPaνH = 0.53619

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
-50 GPa -50 GPa -50 GPa 416 GPa 416 GPa 977 GPa
Stiffness matrix is not definite positive, crystal is mechanically unstable
No further analysis will be performed.