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 Ca2FeWO6 (Materials Project id mp-19059)

       119      122      122        0        0        0  
       122      119      122        0        0        0  
       122      122      119        0        0        0  
         0        0        0       90        0        0  
         0        0        0        0       90        0  
         0        0        0        0        0       90  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 121 GPaEV = 139.66 GPaGV = 53.4 GPaνV = 0.30764
ReussKR = 121 GPaER = -11.662 GPaGR = -3.8462 GPaνR = 0.51606
HillKH = 121 GPaEH = 69.581 GPaGH = 24.777 GPaνH = 0.40416

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
-3 GPa -3 GPa 90 GPa 90 GPa 90 GPa 363 GPa
Stiffness matrix is not definite positive, crystal is mechanically unstable
No further analysis will be performed.