Glowing Microshells (image) Georgia Institute of Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption A silicon replica made from diatom microshells glows. The conversion process from the original silica retains the intricate structure of the microshells. Credit Image courtesy Ken Sandhage Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.