A Closer Look at Crystalline

Below you will find several images of crystalline, taken by Dr. Milt Gosney. Some of the images were taken under a microscope to show what is going on, with the crystalline glaze, at a microscopic level. Others are high-resolution close-up images.

Microscope Images

Top-view photograph--reflected light. Note the cluster of crystals in the center.

Another top-view photograph, reflected light.

Transmitted polarized light through a flake of transparent glaze about the size of a typewriter letter "o". You can see the edges of the flake. One or two of the long crystals really stood out.

Close-Up Images

Gift wrap made from a close-up image of crystalline


William Milton Gosney, Ph. D., P.E.

Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Electrical Engineering

Southern Methodist University

Dr. William Milton Gosney is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Prior to joining SMU in 1986, he spent seventeen years in the semiconductor industry—eight years at Texas Instruments and nine years at Mostek Corporation (now ST Microelectronics).

Dr. Gosney received his BSEE from North Carolina State University in 1964, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966 and 1970, respectively. His doctoral dissertation topic was a study of the properties of dual dielectric layers in MOS transistor gates. During his employment at Texas Instruments from 1969 to 1977, Dr. Gosney worked on the development of CMOS processes, MOS transistors with self-registered gates, charge-coupled devices, the 4K DRAM, and one of the first successful EEPROM chips. From 1977 to 1986 at Mostek, he worked on DRAMs ranging in size from 16K to 1M, 32K and 64K EPROMs, and he developed an early prototype of today’s flash memories. When he left Mostek in 1986, he was the Director of Process Research and Development.

Dr. Gosney is the inventor or co-inventor of fourteen U.S. Patents in the field of semiconductor device and circuit technology. His publications are in the field of semiconductor devices, semiconductor processes, and integrated circuit design. He currently teaches a survey course in electrical engineering--EE-1301: Modern Electronic Technology--to SMU's liberal arts undergraduates. With two large lecture sections, EE-1301 has a sustained enrollment of over 350 students per semester--over half of all of SMU students take EE-1301! He also does extensive consulting, primarily in areas of intellectual property on topics related to semiconductor technology; but also personal injury, defective product design and wrongful death where there is some tie to electrical matters. He has provided expert testimony in numerous trials, and before the Federal Trade Commission.

Dr. Gosney is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, a Senior Life Member of the IEEE, a member of the Electrochemical Society, the Society of Broadcast Engineers, Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Mu Epsilon, and Phi Eta Sigma. He was the Mayor of Lucas, TX for two terms from 1981-1985 and a Member of the City Council for three terms from 1976-1981. His amateur radio call is KG5RO.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Semiconductor devices, silicon technology, applications of the scanning tunneling microscope for nanostructure fabrication and metrology in integrated circuits, VLSI design, applications of VLSI circuits for monitoring and stimulating living neurons, mixed-signal design, analog-to-digital conversion, and power semiconductor circuit applications.