The magnetic anisotropy of the Pt/Co system under ionic liquid gating was studied. A comparison of results obtained using samples under the gating and those subjected to mild oxidization by oxygen plasma ashing suggested that the anodic oxidization of the Co layer could be one of the causes of the large modulation observed in the magnetic anisotropy. However, the charge accumulation effect was probably dominant when the Co layer was on the cathode side. The experiments presented here are expected to aid in elucidating the mechanism by which electric fields affect magnetism.
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