We investigate electric-field effects on the effective magnetic anisotropy energy density Keff and the Gilbert damping constant α in Ta/CoFeB/MgO structures with CoFeB thickness t ranging from 1.4 to 1.8 nm by ferromagnetic resonance. The electric field-induced modulation ratio of the areal energy density Kefft does not depend on the CoFeB thickness, indicating that the electric-field effect on the magnetic anisotropy originates from the modulation of CoFeB/MgO-interfacial magnetic anisotropy. A clear electric-field modulation of α is observed for the structure with t = 1.4 nm, and almost no modulation for the structures with t ≥1.5 nm.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)