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 AlRu (Materials Project id mp-542569)

       312      148      148        0        0        0  
       148      312      148        0        0        0  
       148      148      312        0        0        0  
         0        0        0      120        0        0  
         0        0        0        0      120        0  
         0        0        0        0        0      120  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 202.67 GPaEV = 268.18 GPaGV = 104.8 GPaνV = 0.27946
ReussKR = 202.67 GPaER = 260.35 GPaGR = 101.23 GPaνR = 0.28589
HillKH = 202.67 GPaEH = 264.27 GPaGH = 103.02 GPaνH = 0.28267

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
120 GPa 120 GPa 120 GPa 164 GPa 164 GPa 608 GPa

Variations of the elastic moduli

Young's modulusLinear compressibility Shear modulusPoisson's ratio
EminEmax βminβmaxGminGmax νminνmax
Value 216.77 GPa 300.66 GPa 1.6447 TPa–1 1.6447 TPa–1 82 GPa 120 GPa0.142230.40689Value
Anisotropy 1.387 1.0000 1.463 2.8608Anisotropy
Axis 0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.5774
0.5773
-0.5774
0.6088
0.0000
0.7934
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.7071
0.0001
-0.7071
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.7071
-0.0002
0.7071
0.7071
-0.0001
0.7071
Axis
-0.7071
-0.0002
-0.7071
0.7660
0.6428
-0.0000
0.7071
-0.0006
-0.7071
0.0001
1.0000
0.0001
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