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Image: Borosilicate glass is made with boron trioxide and is resistant to thermal shock. Pyrex Utility Baking Dish. Corning Inc. 1915-1925. CMOG 2006.4.230.

 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. 

Articles with 3D Representations

Here are two references which contain 3D representations of borosilicate glass structure:

  • T. F. Soules and A. K. Varshneya, "Molecular dynamic calculations of a sodium borosilicate glass structure," J. Amer. Ceram. Soc. 64, 145-150 (1981).
  • 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).

Books with additional information

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:

Additional references

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).







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