We demonstrate ambipolar transport and modulation of electronic properties of Mn2CoAl (MCA), one of the most promising candidates for spin gapless semiconductors (SGSs), by using ionic liquid gating in electronic double-layer transistors. The carrier concentration and mobility of MCA films were systematically changed with carrier polarity inversion from the p- to the n-type by the gating technique. The ambipolar transport is one of the most significant properties of SGSs and strongly promotes the gapless features of MCA. The present results pave the way for the use of MCA as a spin source of both spin-polarized electrons and holes.
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