[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 139 (Thursday, July 19, 2012)]
[Pages 42483-42484]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17620]



International Trade Administration

Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments

    Pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific and 
Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89-651, as amended 
by Pub. L. 106-36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301), we invite comments 
on the question of whether instruments of equivalent scientific value, 
for the purposes for which the instruments shown below are intended to 
be used, are being manufactured in the United States.
    Comments must comply with 15 CFR 301.5(a)(3) and (4) of the 
regulations and be postmarked on or before August 8, 2012. Address 
written comments to Statutory Import Programs Staff, Room 3720, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Applications may be 
examined between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the U.S. Department of 
Commerce in Room 3720.
    Docket Number: 12-033. Applicant: UChicago Argonne, LLC, 9700 South 
Cass Ave., Lemont, IL 60439. Instrument: Low-Temperature Scanning 
Tunneling Microscope System. Manufacturer: CreaTec, Germany. Intended 
Use: The instrument will be used to investigate properties of materials 
and novel phenomena related to nanoscale science. This instrument is 
specialized for creating artificial nanoscale structures on an atom-by-
atom basis using nascent atom manipulation techniques. The instrument 
will be used to investigate the amount of force required to move one 
atom on a materials surface while simultaneously measuring local 
electronic structural changes during atom movement. Requirements for 
this instrument include: simultaneous measurements of tunneling current 
and force signals at an atomic scale, STM scanner with q-Plus tuning 
fork type AFM set-up, single atom and single molecule manipulation 
capabilities, single atom/molecule tunneling spectroscopy, ultrahigh 
vacuum compatibility, bath cryostat with LHe hold time greater than 72 
hours and a LN2 hold time greater than 72 hours, optical access at low 
temperature, at least 6 K substrate temperature should be achieved, 
maximum drift rate at base

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temperature less than 0.2 nm/h, and a computer software allowing 
manipulation of individual atoms and molecules. Justification for Duty-
Free Entry: There are no instruments of the same general category 
manufactured in the United States. Application accepted by Commissioner 
of Customs: June 20, 2012.

    Dated: July 12, 2012.
Gregory W. Campbell,
Director of Subsidies Enforcement, Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-17620 Filed 7-18-12; 8:45 am]