# how to recreate microscopic diatom glass material

I have been trying to recreate the material seen in the picture without success, this picture is an electron microscope image of diatom shells, they have 2 important characteristics. first, since they are microscopic and photographed using electron microscopy they have quite a bit of fresnel around the edges, this can be achieved easily enough by connecting a layer weight nodes fresnel or layer weight factor into a colorramp for color.second, the shells are made of silica (basically glass) which has very high transmission and transparency. i haven't really been able to achieve a material combining these characteristics in any way that looks similar to the image. if you know of a good way to tackle this material, please answer, and thanks in advance]1