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.
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Summary of the properties

Input: stiffness matrix (coefficients in GPa) of Cs2AlTlH6 (Materials Project id mp-989575)

        44        9        9        0        0        0  
         9       44        9        0        0        0  
         9        9       44        0        0        0  
         0        0        0       23        0        0  
         0        0        0        0       23        0  
         0        0        0        0        0       23  

Average properties

Averaging schemeBulk modulusYoung's modulusShear modulusPoisson's ratio
VoigtKV = 20.667 GPaEV = 46.725 GPaGV = 20.8 GPaνV = 0.12319
ReussKR = 20.667 GPaER = 46.102 GPaGR = 20.431 GPaνR = 0.12821
HillKH = 20.667 GPaEH = 46.414 GPaGH = 20.616 GPaνH = 0.12569

Eigenvalues of the stiffness matrix

λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 λ5 λ6
23 GPa 23 GPa 23 GPa 35 GPa 35 GPa 62 GPa

Variations of the elastic moduli

Young's modulusLinear compressibility Shear modulusPoisson's ratio
EminEmax βminβmaxGminGmax νminνmax
Value 40.943 GPa 50.329 GPa 16.129 TPa–1 16.129 TPa–1 17.5 GPa 23 GPa0.0348120.19742Value
Anisotropy 1.229 1.0000 1.314 5.6712Anisotropy
Axis 0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.5774
0.5774
0.5773
0.7934
0.0000
0.6088
0.3036
0.7330
0.6088
0.7071
-0.0003
0.7071
-0.0000
0.0000
1.0000
0.7071
-0.0002
0.7071
-0.7071
-0.0000
0.7071
Axis
0.7071
-0.0005
-0.7071
-0.1736
0.9848
-0.0000
0.7071
-0.0006
-0.7071
0.0000
-1.0000
0.0000
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