Comment on “On the threshold characteristics of the flexoelectric domains arising in a homogeneous electric field: The case of anisotropic elasticity” by Y.G. Marinov and H.P. Hinov
Physikalisches Institut, Universität Bayreuth, 95440, Bayreuth, Germany
2 Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O.B. 49, H-1525, Budapest, Hungary
Revised: 28 June 2011
Accepted: 5 August 2011
Published online: 22 August 2011
It is demonstrated that the key findings of the paper by Y.G. Marinov and H.P. Hinov, Eur. Phys. J. E 31, 179–189 (2010), are in direct conflict with the general physical background of flexoelectric domains. This is caused by a methodological error in the theoretical analysis of the paper.
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