First-principles calculations are carried out to estimate the spontaneous polarization and the energy band gap bowing in YxAl yGa1-x-yN alloys lattice-matched to GaN. The ground state properties of alloys are computed by using the pseudopotential-planewave method in conjunction with generalized gradient approximation to density functional theory. We find nonlinear behavior of the spontaneous polarization and the band gap energies in Y xAlyGa1-x-yN alloys and the values depend on the atomic geometry in the unit cell, especially on that of yttrium.
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- General Physics and Astronomy