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 SmH2 (Materials Project id mp-24658)

       112       53       53        0        0        0  
        53      112       53        0        0        0  
        53       53      112        0        0        0  
         0        0        0       60        0        0  
         0        0        0        0       60        0  
         0        0        0        0        0       60  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 72.667 GPaEV = 117.61 GPaGV = 47.8 GPaνV = 0.23025
ReussKR = 72.667 GPaER = 106.59 GPaGR = 42.446 GPaνR = 0.25554
HillKH = 72.667 GPaEH = 112.15 GPaGH = 45.123 GPaνH = 0.24276

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
59 GPa 59 GPa 60 GPa 60 GPa 60 GPa 218 GPa

Variations of the elastic moduli

Young's modulusLinear compressibility Shear modulusPoisson's ratio
EminEmax βminβmaxGminGmax νminνmax
Value 77.952 GPa 141.15 GPa 4.5872 TPa–1 4.5872 TPa–1 29.5 GPa 60 GPa-0.0219750.48361Value
Anisotropy 1.811 1.0000 2.034Anisotropy
Axis 0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.5774
0.5773
-0.5774
0.3827
0.0000
0.9239
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.7071
0.0001
-0.7071
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.7071
-0.0003
0.7071
0.7071
0.0004
-0.7071
Axis
-0.7071
-0.0002
-0.7071
0.7660
0.6428
-0.0000
0.7071
-0.0005
-0.7071
-0.0002
1.0000
0.0003
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