[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 249 (Friday, December 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76456-76457]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31309]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

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 January 17, 2013. 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: 12-058. Applicant: Regents of the University of 
California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, MS 
46R0125, Berkeley, CA 94720. Instrument: Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB) 
Magentic Block--HXU Model (Vacodym 776). Manufacturer: Vacuumschemelze 
GmbH & Co KG, Germany. Intended Use: The instrument will be used to 
study matter on the fundamental atomic length scale and the associated 
ultrafast time scales of atomic motion and electronic transformation. 
The NdFeB magnet blocks must be of high magnetic field density to 
achieve the base spectral range. They must also be of high uniformity 
in order to achieve Free-Electron Laser (FEL) saturation. In addition 
to meeting these requirements, the unique capabilities of this 
instrument are expanded spectral reach, x-ray beams with controllable 
polarization, and ``pump'' pulses over a vastly extended range of 
photon energies to a sample, which are

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synchronized to the Linac Coherent Light Source II project's ray probe 
pulses with controllable inter-pulse time delay. 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: December 17, 2012.
    Docket Number: 12-063. Applicant: University of Pittsburgh, 4200 
Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Instrument: Dilution Refrigerator 
with 9/2/2T Vector Superconducting Magnet. Manufacturer: Leiden 
Cryogenics, the Netherlands. Intended Use: The instrument will be used, 
in conjunction with the instrument imported under docket 12-065, to 
develop ways for preserving quantum information in a way that is immune 
to a wide variety of decoherence mechanisms, to program fundamental 
couplings at near-atomic scales, for the quantum simulation of 
``metasuperconductors,'' and to develop new mechanisms for the transfer 
of quantum information between long-lived localized states and 
delocalized states. The samples to be studied are a thin layer of 
LaAIO3 (LAO), grown on SrTiO3, which undergoes a 
metal to insulator transition when the LAO thickness is greater than 3 
unit cells. The unique features of this instrument are the ability to 
cool samples to T<50 mK using cryogen-free cooling where possible, an 
integral cryogen-free 3 axis vector magnet (>5/1/1 T), an integral 
large field magnet (>18T), the ability to rotate the orientation in a 
large field, and scanning probe microscopy capability at base 
temperature (T<50mK). These features enable the sample to be cooled 
below the superconducting transition temperature (Tc~200mK), to be 
rotated in any orientation relative to the magnetic fields, allow the 
investigation of the large spin-orbit field present in the samples 
(Bso~15T), and on nanometer size scales gate, modify and probe nanowire 
devices and quantum dot arrays. 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: 
December 12, 2012.
    Docket Number: 12-065. Applicant: University of Pittsburgh, 4200 
Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Instrument: Motorized Two Axis 
Sample Rotator for Dilution Refrigerator. Manufacturer: Attocube 
Systems, Germany. Intended Use: The instrument will be used, in 
conjunction with the instrument imported under docket 12-063, to 
develop ways for preserving quantum information in a way that is immune 
to a wide variety of decoherence mechanisms, to program fundamental 
couplings at near-atomic scales, for the quantum simulation of 
``metasuperconductors,'' and to develop new mechanisms for the transfer 
of quantum information between long-lived localized states and 
delocalized states. The samples to be studied are a thin layer of 
LaAIO3 (LAO), grown on SrTiO3, which undergoes a 
metal to insulator transition when the LAO thickness is greater than 3 
unit cells. The unique features of this instrument are the ability to 
cool samples to T<50 mK using cryogen-free cooling where possible, an 
integral cryogen-free 3 axis vector magnet (>5/1/1 T), an integral 
large field magnet (>18T), the ability to rotate the orientation in a 
large field, and scanning probe microscopy capability at base 
temperature (T<50mK). These features enable the sample to be cooled 
below the superconducting transition temperature (Tc~200mK), to be 
rotated in any orientation relative to the magnetic fields, allow the 
investigation of the large spin-orbit field present in the samples 
(Bso~15T), and on nanometer size scales gate, modify and probe nanowire 
devices and quantum dot arrays. 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: 
November 29, 2012.

    Dated: December 20, 2012.
Gregory W. Campbell,
Director of Subsidies Enforcement, Import Administration.
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