First-Principles Calculations of Elastic Properties of Cu<formula formulatype="inline"><tex Notation="TeX">$_{3}$</tex></formula>Sn and Cu<formula formulatype="inline"><tex Notation="TeX">$_{6}$</tex></formula>Sn<formula formulatype="inline"><tex Notation="TeX">$_{5}$</tex></formula> Intermetallics

Elastic properties of a solid are closely related to many fundamental solid-state properties. Theoretical calculations on elastic constants are well motivated by the advance in computational technologies, especially when mechanical testing on submicron components is extremely difficult. Elastic constants of a number of anisotropic lattice systems have been… CONTINUE READING