Applications beyond nanotoxicology are being explored. Partner FAU has prepared samples of microsized GaN rods doped with Si (lower part) and Mg (upper part) (cf. figure) for npSCOPE correlative microscopy analysis. As another application for the semi-conductor industry lithium distribution in next-generation batteries prepared by added manufacturing is of interest.
The potential of correlative microscopy combining high-resolution structural and chemical information will also be tested for medical purposes, for example to detect the spatial distribution of 12C15N (compared to 12C14N) after 15N-thymidine incorporation into the DNA, or accumulation of fluoride from drinking water in tissue biopsies from intestine, liver, heart and/or brain.