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 Rb3Ba (Materials Project id mp-975053)

         4        5        4        0        0        0  
         5        4        4        0        0        0  
         4        4        6        0        0        0  
         0        0        0        2        0        0  
         0        0        0        0        2        0  
         0        0        0        0        0        3  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 4.4444 GPaEV = 3.964 GPaGV = 1.4667 GPaνV = 0.35135
ReussKR = 4.4 GPaER = 16.23 GPaGR = 9.1667 GPaνR = -0.11475
HillKH = 4.4222 GPaEH = 11.387 GPaGH = 5.3167 GPaνH = 0.070852

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
-1 GPa 1.6477 GPa 2 GPa 2 GPa 3 GPa 13.352 GPa
Stiffness matrix is not definite positive, crystal is mechanically unstable
No further analysis will be performed.