Each year, R&D Magazine honors the 100 most innovative scientific and technological breakthroughs. PNNL has six finalists this year. The winners will be announced in November. Today, we profile the second PNNL finalist: Pressurized Magic Angle Spinning (PMAS) Technology for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy. This technology solves intractable problems that previously prevented NMR spectroscopy from analyzing samples under pressure. This new technology opens the door to an entirely new range of NMR studies, including determining approaches for carbon sequestration, creating solid-state catalysts, developing new materials for pressurized environments, and optimizing food industry processes. The development team includes PNNL’s David Hoyt, Jian Zhi Hu, Kevin Rosso, Jesse Sears, Eric Walter, Hardeep Mehta, and former PNNL researcher R.V. Flaviu Turcu.