On This Day In Chemistry

July 29th

Galician-born physicist Isidor Isaac Rabi was born on this day in 1898

He discovered the phenomenon of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) while researching molecular beams in 1938. Eight years later, Felix Bloch and Edward Purcell used Rabi’s work to invent the NMR spectrometer, a highly useful tool for analysing molecules.

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