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 CeP (Materials Project id mp-2154)

       198       16       16        0        0        0  
        16      198       16        0        0        0  
        16       16      198        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 = 76.667 GPaEV = 136.65 GPaGV = 56.8 GPaνV = 0.20293
ReussKR = 76.667 GPaER = 113.68 GPaGR = 45.367 GPaνR = 0.25288
HillKH = 76.667 GPaEH = 125.4 GPaGH = 51.083 GPaνH = 0.22739

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
34 GPa 34 GPa 34 GPa 182 GPa 182 GPa 230 GPa

Variations of the elastic moduli

Young's modulusLinear compressibility Shear modulusPoisson's ratio
EminEmax βminβmaxGminGmax νminνmax
Value 88.864 GPa 195.61 GPa 4.3478 TPa–1 4.3478 TPa–1 34 GPa 91 GPa0.0393320.51327Value
Anisotropy 2.201 1.0000 2.676 13.0496Anisotropy
Axis 0.5774
0.5774
0.5773
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.5000
0.5000
0.7071
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
-0.1736
0.9848
-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