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Elastic constants of Cr

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:03 pm
by lochavee
Hello everyone.

I followed the tutorial about elastic constants and I wanted to see if I could successfully apply that to another element e.g. Cr. I've made convergence studies (ecut,kpoints) and plotted the corresponding band diagram (which is in very good accordance with what can be found on materials project

However, when I try to compute the elastic constants, using the converged values obtained during my previous runs (that you can find in attached), the results I obtain are completely off ! Indeed, as you can see in the output file attached, I have C_11= GPa, C_12= GPa, C_13= GPa and C_44= GPa while the correct values are C_11=499 GPa, C_12=139 GPa, C_13=139 and C_14=102 GPa (Cfr. materials project). For your information, I used a NC SR pseudopotential (PBE) found on pseudo dojo ( to be consistent with my input file (ixc 11)

How can I solve this issue ?

Thanks for your help !

Re: Elastic constants of Cr

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:52 pm
by mmazdz