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 TePb (Materials Project id mp-19717)

       108        6        6        0        0        0  
         6      108        6        0        0        0  
         6        6      108        0        0        0  
         0        0        0       14        0        0  
         0        0        0        0       14        0  
         0        0        0        0        0       14  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 40 GPaEV = 69.677 GPaGV = 28.8 GPaνV = 0.20968
ReussKR = 40 GPaER = 50.819 GPaGR = 19.724 GPaνR = 0.28826
HillKH = 40 GPaEH = 60.545 GPaGH = 24.262 GPaνH = 0.24773

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
14 GPa 14 GPa 14 GPa 102 GPa 102 GPa 120 GPa

Variations of the elastic moduli

Young's modulusLinear compressibility Shear modulusPoisson's ratio
EminEmax βminβmaxGminGmax νminνmax
Value 37.612 GPa 107.37 GPa 8.3333 TPa–1 8.3333 TPa–1 14 GPa 51 GPa0.0220130.60377Value
Anisotropy 2.855 1.0000 3.643 27.4286Anisotropy
Axis 0.5774
0.5774
0.5773
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
-0.0000
-0.0000
1.0000
0.7071
0.0001
-0.7071
-0.7071
-0.0000
0.7071
0.7071
-0.0000
-0.7071
Axis
1.0000
0.0002
0.0000
-0.7071
-0.0002
-0.7071
0.0000
-1.0000
0.0000
-0.7071
0.0002
-0.7071
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