[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 229 (Monday, November 30, 1998)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65751-65752]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-31843]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instrument

    Pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific and 
Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89-651; 80 Stat. 
897; 15 CFR part 301), we invite comments on the question of whether an 
instrument of equivalent scientific value, for the purposes for which 
the instrument shown below is intended to be used, is being 
manufactured in the United States.
    Comments must comply with 15 CFR 301.5(a)(3) and (4) of the 
regulations and be filed within 20 days with the Statutory Import 
Programs Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. 
Application may be examined between 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. in Room 
4211, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, 
NW, Washington, DC.
    Docket Number: 98-057. Applicant: Ames Laboratory, U.S. Department 
of Energy, 211 TASF, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3020. 
Instrument: Auger Microprobe, Model JAMP-7800F. Manufacturer: JEOL 
Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: The instrument will be used for the 
following to help

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towards providing better processes for growing and characterization of 
alloy systems: (1) Detect position shifts in the Auger electron binding 
energy due to differences in bonding characteristic, (2) identify the 
type of bonding in complex alloy systems, (3) determine which elements 
are involved in oxidation and corrosion of various systems, (4) detect 
and identify second phases present in single crystals, (5) get an 
overview of all the elements present in a particular sample quickly, 
and (6) sputter clean a sample and return the material to its bulk 
configuration. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: October 
28, 1998.
Frank W. Creel,
Director, Statutory Import Programs Staff.
[FR Doc. 98-31843 Filed 11-27-98; 8:45 am]
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