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 Ce3Sn (Materials Project id mp-20735)

        90       39       39        0        0        0  
        39       90       39        0        0        0  
        39       39       90        0        0        0  
         0        0        0       47        0        0  
         0        0        0        0       47        0  
         0        0        0        0        0       47  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 56 GPaEV = 93.767 GPaGV = 38.4 GPaνV = 0.22093
ReussKR = 56 GPaER = 87.198 GPaGR = 35.147 GPaνR = 0.24048
HillKH = 56 GPaEH = 90.509 GPaGH = 36.773 GPaνH = 0.23063

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
47 GPa 47 GPa 47 GPa 51 GPa 51 GPa 168 GPa

Variations of the elastic moduli

Young's modulusLinear compressibility Shear modulusPoisson's ratio
EminEmax βminβmaxGminGmax νminνmax
Value 66.419 GPa 110.18 GPa 5.9524 TPa–1 5.9524 TPa–1 25.5 GPa 47 GPa0.00634260.43058Value
Anisotropy 1.659 1.0000 1.843 67.8873Anisotropy
Axis 0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.5774
0.5774
0.5773
0.8660
0.0000
0.5000
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.7071
-0.0003
0.7071
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.7071
-0.0002
0.7071
-0.7071
0.0000
0.7071
Axis
0.7071
-0.0005
-0.7071
0.7660
0.6428
-0.0000
0.7071
-0.0006
-0.7071
-0.0001
-1.0000
-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