A note on commutative baer rings III
Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society | Published : 1973
If R is a commutative semiprime ring with identity Kist ,  has shown that R can be embedded into a commutative Baer ring B(R), and has given some properties of this embedding. More recently Mewborn  has given a construction which embeds R into a commutative Baer ring with the stronger property that every annihilator is generated by an idempotent. Both of these constructions involve a representation of R as a ring of global sections of a sheaf over a Boolean space.