Spectroscopic come back

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed a novel approach to nuclear magnetic resonanance spectroscopy they call BOOMERANG. This fanciful acronym is typical of the way new techniques are named in the field of NMR and stands for Better Observation Of Magnetization, Enhanced Resolution And No Gradient. BOOMERANG was developed by Daniel Weitekamp and his colleagues in the Arthur Amos Noyes Laboratory of Chemical Physics. Their novel approach to NMR could mark a return to the fore of efforts to develop portable NMR instruments for examining solids and surfaces at the microscopic and nanometre scales.