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Waring patent notebook (#105)

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Waring, G. Worden

Biographical Notes

G. Worden Waring was born in 1915. He received a B.Chem. from Cornell University (1936) and a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A member of the Electronics and Photonics activities of the Electrochemical Society since 1955, he joined Fairchild circa 1959. In 1962 he was manger of the Chemistry Section responsible for three major areas of research: 1) electrochemical effects in silicon and electroplating; 2) physics and chemistry occurring at the surface of semiconductor materials; and 3) technology of glasses and ceramic materials. He died in 2006.

Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation

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Document number 105

Approximately 70 dated entries over 87 pages.

12 x 10 inches


The first entry (p. 5) lists a number of items of “possible interest” recorded in his lab notebook (not in the CHM collection). Many ideas are expressed in brief 3 to 5 line notes throughout the book. Idea for lead glass bonding layer signed by Moore and Last (p. 6). Much of the work described in the latter half of the book is related anodic oxidation projects, see conversations with E. Duffek (p.50 and 54); growth in aqueous solutions (p. 52); and experiments seeking source of “glow” during anodization of silicon (p. 72-87) (see TR157). A copy of the formal project plan for anodic oxidization written by Waring is pasted in the Duffek (191) (p. 4).



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Fairchild Semiconductor notebooks and technical papers


The author contributed to the following R&D Technical Reports (TR) and conference papers during his service at Fairchild:

TR2 Collector-base leakage on one group of PNP rejects (1959-04-28).

TR3 Tests of Teflon pipe thread compound (1959-06-22).

TR4 Reactions of metals with oxides (1959-06-24).

TR5 Status of chemical safety program (1959-07-14).

TR6 Life tests with silicone resin (1959-07-27).

TR15 Silicone life tests (1960-01-29).

TR19 Life tests of FT-4000 transistors with SiO coating (1960-04-05).

TR45 The Electrochemical Society Meeting, April 30-May 3, 1961, Indianapolis (1961-06-01).

TR49 An improved oxide etch procedure (1961-07-31).

TR54 Cathode efficiency studies in "Wilbro 197" acid gold plating solution (1961-08-31).

TR68 Rates of thermoelectric temperature change (1962-02-26).

TR87 Some data on the gold-tin system (1962-10-29).

TR96 Processing of electrical signals from muscles (EMG) (1963-01-25).

TR102 Reaction of boron tribromide (BBr3) with water (1963-01-28).

TR119 Electrochemical Society Meeting, Pittsburgh April 15-18, 1963 (1963-05-31).

TR130 A comparison of etches for dislocations in silicon. Appendix: determination of dislocation density in silicon (1963-07-29).

TR157 Luminescence during the anodic oxidation of silicon (1964-02-24).

* Waring, W. and Benjamini, E. A. Luminescence during the anodic oxidation of silicon. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 111, iss. 11 (1964): 1256-1259.

* Paper included in the set of three bound volumes of “Fairchild Research Published Technical Papers” assembled by Bruce Deal in 1988.


Gift of Texas Instruments Incorporated

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