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 KF (Materials Project id mp-8454)

        69       -4       -4        0        0        0  
        -4       69       -4        0        0        0  
        -4       -4       69        0        0        0  
         0        0        0        9        0        0  
         0        0        0        0        9        0  
         0        0        0        0        0        9  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 20.333 GPaEV = 45.185 GPaGV = 20 GPaνV = 0.12963
ReussKR = 20.333 GPaER = 31.908 GPaGR = 12.882 GPaνR = 0.23846
HillKH = 20.333 GPaEH = 38.852 GPaGH = 16.441 GPaνH = 0.18154

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
9 GPa 9 GPa 9 GPa 61 GPa 73 GPa 73 GPa

Variations of the elastic moduli

Young's modulusLinear compressibility Shear modulusPoisson's ratio
EminEmax βminβmaxGminGmax νminνmax
Value 23.529 GPa 68.508 GPa 16.393 TPa–1 16.393 TPa–1 9 GPa 36.5 GPa-0.0615380.56383Value
Anisotropy 2.912 1.0000 4.056Anisotropy
Axis 0.5774
0.5773
-0.5774
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.4830
0.3706
0.7934
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.7071
0.0001
-0.7071
-0.0000
-0.0000
1.0000
0.7071
-0.0000
-0.7071
Axis
1.0000
0.0000
-0.0000
-0.7071
-0.0002
-0.7071
0.7585
0.6517
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