JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, cilt.98, ss.1095-1098, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Amorphous AlN (a-AlN) is modeled by melt-and-quench technique using ab initio molecular dynamic simulations. For the first time, three-dimensional hexagonal-like nanoclusters embedded in amorphous matrix are proposed for a-AlN. The model is chemically ordered and dominantly fourfold coordinated, but its short-range order is partially different from the crystalline morphology due to the nanoclusters. The model is semiconducting with a theoretical band gap of 1.7eV.