Answered By: Regan Brumagen Last Updated: Oct 05, 2016 Views: 137
As you may or may not know, the subject of borosilicate glass structure remains an active area of research with scientists continuing to publish new results. Here are two references which contain 3D representations of borosilicate glass structure:
1. T. F. Soules and A. K. Varshneya, "Molecular dynamic calculations of a sodium borosilicate glass structure," J. Amer. Ceram. Soc. 64, 145-150 (1981).
2. F. Gou, G. N. Greaves, W. Smith, and R. Winter, "Molecular dynamics simulation of sodium borosilicate glasses," J. Non-Cryst. Sol. 293-295, 539-546 (2001).
Several books discuss borosilicate glass structure but do not include 3D representations of the structure (except the book by Varshneya which includes the image in Ref. 1 above). These include:
Doremus, Glass Science
Rao, Structural Chemistry of Glasses
Uhlmann and Kriedl, Glass: Science and Technology Vol. 1
Varshneya, Fundamentals of Inorganic Glasses
Vogel, Chemistry of Glasses
For a recent technical paper on the subject which includes extensive references, see
M. M. Smedskjaer, J. C. Mauro, R. E. Youngman, C. L. Hogue, M. Potuzak, and Y. Yue, "Topological Principles of Borosilicate Glass Chemistry," J. of Phys. Chem. B 115, 12930-12946 (2011).