Cornell University, et al.; Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments, 7271 [2021-01788]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 27, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Cornell University, et al.; 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 February 16, 2021. Address written comments to Statutory Import Programs Staff, Room 3720, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Please also email an identical copy of any written comments to Dianne.Hanshaw@ trade.gov. Similarly, requests by the public to examine applications should be emailed to Dianne.Hanshaw@ trade.gov. Docket Number: 20–010. Applicant: Cornell University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Carpenter Hall, 313 Campus Road, Ithaca, NY 14853. Instrument: Six-axes sample manipulator for ample resolved photoemission. Manufacturer: Fermi Instruments, China. Intended Use: According to the applicant, the instrument will be used to fabricate on site new material and to study their electronic properties with several experimental techniques. Angle resolved photoemission (ARPES) will be the main one, as it conveys directly most information needed on the electronic structure of the material, e.g., whether it is conducting/insulating/ superconducting anisotropic, close to an electronic instability, likely to undergo an electronic transition, etc. According to the applicant, this is of great importance for fundamental physics, but in a longer-term perspective, also in order to identify the potential of materials for applications, in particular in energy production, conversion and storage. The ARPES set up, as well as, the molecular beam epitaxy station for materials fabrication, will be used as a facility for internal and external users, which will have to submit proposals and apply for time to perform their experiments. Justification for Duty-Free Entry: According to the applicant, there are no instruments of the same general category manufactured in the United VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jan 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 States. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: August 6, 2020. Docket Number: 12–011. Applicant: Cornell University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Carpenter Hall, 313 Campus Road, Ithaca, NY 14853. Instrument: Multi-gas lamp for angle-resolved photoemission. Manufacturer: Fermi, China. Intended Use: According to the applicant, the instrument will be used to fabricate on site new material and to study their electronic properties with several experimental techniques. Angle resolved photoemission (ARPES) will be the main one, as it conveys directly most information needed on the electronic structure of the material, e.g., whether it is conducting/insulating/ superconducting anisotropic, close to an electronic instability, likely to undergo an electronic transition, etc. According to the applicant, this is of great importance for fundamental physics, but in a longer-term perspective, also in order to identify the potential of materials for applications, in particular, in energy production, conversion and storage. The excitation source is a key element of any photoemission setup. It provides a beam of light which is directed to the sample and causes the emission of the electrons, object of the measurement. For angle-resolved photoemission, the standard excitation source is a helium (He) gas discharge lamp, which excites He atoms and emits light caused by the de-excitation process. It is widely used in many laboratories and sold by a few companies in the world. Justification for Duty-Free Entry: According to the applicant, there are no instruments of the same general category manufactured in the United States. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: August 10, 2020. Docket Number: 20–012. Applicant: University of Minnesota, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, 421 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Instrument: Spark Plasma Sintering Systems. Manufacturer: SUGA Co., Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: According to the applicant, the instrument will be used to study a variety of structural ceramic and metal materials including refractory alloys (e.g., containing combinations of Nb, Ta, W, Mo, Zr, Hf, etc.,), oxide ceramics such as Gd2Zr2O7), (Y5Al3O12), and Y2Si2O7, and non-oxide ceramics such as SiC and Si3N4. The instrument will also be used to study the sintering or consolidation behavior of these materials and will be used to prepare dense specimens to be analyzed using other instruments. The research focuses PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7271 on the development or materials with improved performance in extreme environments. The instrument will be used to generate dense specimens of the materials described above, which will subsequently be tested using other methods to determine their performance in oxidizing or corrosive environments. A key aspect of the investigations involved rapid consolidation in order to achieve high density while limiting grain growth associated with longer exposures to high temperature used in other sintering techniques. Justification for Duty-Free Entry: According to the applicant, there are no instruments of the same general category manufactured in the United States. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: August 11, 2020. 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The report does not impose any new or different legal requirements, and all observations described in the report are based only on those specific facts and circumstances noted during those PAs. SUMMARY: The Bureau released this edition of the Supervisory Highlights on its website on January 19, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaclyn Sellers, Counsel, at (202) 435– 7449. If you require this document in an alternative electronic format, please contact CFPB_Accessibility@cfpb.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1

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Cornell University, et al.; 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 February 16, 2021. Address 
written comments to Statutory Import Programs Staff, Room 3720, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Please also email an 
identical copy of any written comments to [email protected]. 
Similarly, requests by the public to examine applications should be 
emailed to [email protected].
    Docket Number: 20-010. Applicant: Cornell University, Department of 
Materials Science and Engineering, Carpenter Hall, 313 Campus Road, 
Ithaca, NY 14853. Instrument: Six-axes sample manipulator for ample 
resolved photoemission. Manufacturer: Fermi Instruments, China. 
Intended Use: According to the applicant, the instrument will be used 
to fabricate on site new material and to study their electronic 
properties with several experimental techniques. Angle resolved 
photoemission (ARPES) will be the main one, as it conveys directly most 
information needed on the electronic structure of the material, e.g., 
whether it is conducting/insulating/superconducting anisotropic, close 
to an electronic instability, likely to undergo an electronic 
transition, etc. According to the applicant, this is of great 
importance for fundamental physics, but in a longer-term perspective, 
also in order to identify the potential of materials for applications, 
in particular in energy production, conversion and storage. The ARPES 
set up, as well as, the molecular beam epitaxy station for materials 
fabrication, will be used as a facility for internal and external 
users, which will have to submit proposals and apply for time to 
perform their experiments. Justification for Duty-Free Entry: According 
to the applicant, there are no instruments of the same general category 
manufactured in the United States. Application accepted by Commissioner 
of Customs: August 6, 2020.
    Docket Number: 12-011. Applicant: Cornell University, Department of 
Materials Science and Engineering, Carpenter Hall, 313 Campus Road, 
Ithaca, NY 14853. Instrument: Multi-gas lamp for angle-resolved 
photoemission. Manufacturer: Fermi, China. Intended Use: According to 
the applicant, the instrument will be used to fabricate on site new 
material and to study their electronic properties with several 
experimental techniques. Angle resolved photoemission (ARPES) will be 
the main one, as it conveys directly most information needed on the 
electronic structure of the material, e.g., whether it is conducting/
insulating/superconducting anisotropic, close to an electronic 
instability, likely to undergo an electronic transition, etc. According 
to the applicant, this is of great importance for fundamental physics, 
but in a longer-term perspective, also in order to identify the 
potential of materials for applications, in particular, in energy 
production, conversion and storage. The excitation source is a key 
element of any photoemission setup. It provides a beam of light which 
is directed to the sample and causes the emission of the electrons, 
object of the measurement. For angle-resolved photoemission, the 
standard excitation source is a helium (He) gas discharge lamp, which 
excites He atoms and emits light caused by the de-excitation process. 
It is widely used in many laboratories and sold by a few companies in 
the world. Justification for Duty-Free Entry: According to the 
applicant, there are no instruments of the same general category 
manufactured in the United States. Application accepted by Commissioner 
of Customs: August 10, 2020.
    Docket Number: 20-012. Applicant: University of Minnesota, 
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, 421 
Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Instrument: Spark Plasma 
Sintering Systems. Manufacturer: SUGA Co., Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: 
According to the applicant, the instrument will be used to study a 
variety of structural ceramic and metal materials including refractory 
alloys (e.g., containing combinations of Nb, Ta, W, Mo, Zr, Hf, etc.,), 
oxide ceramics such as Gd2Zr2O7), 
(Y5Al3O12), and 
Y2Si2O7, and non-oxide ceramics such 
as SiC and Si3N4. The instrument will also be 
used to study the sintering or consolidation behavior of these 
materials and will be used to prepare dense specimens to be analyzed 
using other instruments. The research focuses on the development or 
materials with improved performance in extreme environments. The 
instrument will be used to generate dense specimens of the materials 
described above, which will subsequently be tested using other methods 
to determine their performance in oxidizing or corrosive environments. 
A key aspect of the investigations involved rapid consolidation in 
order to achieve high density while limiting grain growth associated 
with longer exposures to high temperature used in other sintering 
techniques. Justification for Duty-Free Entry: According to the 
applicant, there are no instruments of the same general category 
manufactured in the United States. Application accepted by Commissioner 
of Customs: August 11, 2020.

    Dated: January 21, 2021.
Richard Herring,
Director, Subsidies Enforcement, Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2021-01788 Filed 1-26-21; 8:45 am]
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