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Approved For Release 2008/11/07: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA008600460005-5 mFOOQMAfl? I Q?EpOO QT mFOO I M T OO I REPORT CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY This material contains Information affecting the National Defense of the United States within the meaning of the Espionage Laws, Title 18, U.S.C. Secs. 793 and 794, the transmission or revelation of which in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. S-E -C E E-T COUNTRY East Germany SUBJECT Production Difficulties of VEB Carl Zeiss Jena Caused by a Shortage of Quartz DATE OF INFO. PLACE ACQUIRED DATE ACQUIRED DATE DISTR. REFERENCES 20 December 1955 NO. OF PAGES 2 REQUIREMENT. NO. RD le The embargo on exports of optical and piezoelectrical quartz is causing acute embarrassment in East Germany, Production of many Catl Zeiss instruments which would otherwise be made in Jena is held up. On occasions,the Carl Zeiss firm has been forced to tell customers that they must supply their own quartz if the instruments to be manufactured require quartz lens or prisms, 2. In an effort to overcome some of its troubles, Carl Zeiss has been carrying out research in the adjacent'VEB Jenaer" Glaswerk Schott & Genossen for the production of a synthetic quartz, Schott & Genosseri has, now produced a synthetic which has been named Uviol glass, Uviol is going to be-used by Zeiss in some of the. instruments and has already made its appearance in some of the. barrier layer cells. Zeiss claims that, the transmission properties of Uviol closely resemble those of optical quartz, particularly in the infrared band, but that Uviol has a better:transmission than quartz in the ultra violet band, 3. In regard to synthetic quartz crystals, Zeiss personnel believe it will be many months before it will show any positive results, even though Zeiss has equipped a new laboratory, 4. The supply situation in regard to piezoelectrical quartz is extremel bad. 5. Senf, production manager of Carl Zeiss, Jena, in charge of fine mechanical instruments, accompanied by Fromm of the Zeiss Export Department, was recently to try to get a visa for himself and Fromm to go to Brazil. Their reason for going to Brazil is to try to buy quartz and find a suitable routing for it to East Germany. AIR I X1 FBI AEC (Note: Washington distribution indicated by "X"; Field distribution by O NTOIRAATOOO f QEpOO QT O M FOQMQ PO N IRE P OO Q V Approved For Release 2008/11/07: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA008600460005-5 25X1 '25X1 Approved For Release 2008/11/07: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA008600460005-5 Approved For Release 2008/11/07: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA008600460005-5