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 Zn3C (Materials Project id mp-971857)

       131       74       74        0        0        0  
        74      131       74        0        0        0  
        74       74      131        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 = 93 GPaEV = 8.9043 GPaGV = 3 GPaνV = 0.48404
ReussKR = 93 GPaER = -118.87 GPaGR = -34.696 GPaνR = 0.71303
HillKH = 93 GPaEH = -50.407 GPaGH = -15.848 GPaνH = 0.59033

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
-14 GPa -14 GPa -14 GPa 57 GPa 57 GPa 279 GPa
Stiffness matrix is not definite positive, crystal is mechanically unstable
No further analysis will be performed.