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 ZnTe (Materials Project id mp-948)

        77       45       45        0        0        0  
        45       77       45        0        0        0  
        45       45       77        0        0        0  
         0        0        0       14        0        0  
         0        0        0        0       14        0  
         0        0        0        0        0       14  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 55.667 GPaEV = 40.785 GPaGV = 14.8 GPaνV = 0.37789
ReussKR = 55.667 GPaER = 40.626 GPaGR = 14.737 GPaνR = 0.37837
HillKH = 55.667 GPaEH = 40.706 GPaGH = 14.768 GPaνH = 0.37813

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
14 GPa 14 GPa 14 GPa 32 GPa 32 GPa 167 GPa

Variations of the elastic moduli

Young's modulusLinear compressibility Shear modulusPoisson's ratio
EminEmax βminβmaxGminGmax νminνmax
Value 38.751 GPa 43.803 GPa 5.988 TPa–1 5.988 TPa–1 14 GPa 16 GPa0.3360.42507Value
Anisotropy 1.13 1.0000 1.143 1.2651Anisotropy
Axis 0.5774
0.5774
0.5773
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.9659
0.0000
0.2588
0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
-0.0000
-0.0000
1.0000
0.7071
-0.0003
0.7071
0.7071
-0.0002
-0.7071
0.7071
-0.0002
0.7071
Axis
1.0000
0.0002
0.0000
0.7071
-0.0005
-0.7071
0.0002
1.0000
-0.0001
0.7071
-0.0005
-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