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The solar furnace in Parkent, Uzbekistan
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Physics of the Sun

Visit the Physics of the Sun Institute of Physics and Technology (FTI) of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan.

In the village of Changi is the "Physics and Sun" Solar complex with a fantastic view 1100 meters above sea level. The structure is the world's largest solar oven. The NGO "Physics and Sun" and the Institute of Physics and Technology (FTI) of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan maintain this research facility.

High energy and semiconductor physics, solid-state theory, refractory metals, solar energy conversion, and heat-resistant ceramics area tests were performed in the 1980s by the Soviet Union, but are now done idependently.

Spacecraft materials, military equipment, and productions of synthesized ceramics support the research within this institute. Its position allows for experimental study and multi-purpose sun observations. A heliostat field reflects luminous flux at a melting chamber, parametric laboratory, and technological tower, which calculate rays exceeding 3000 degrees celsius.

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Physics of the Sun


8:00 AM - 6:00PM
Closed Sundays