In Alison’s own words:
Nature Milestones in Spin tells the story of a physical concept that has had remarkable impact in chemistry, biology and medicine as well. The realization that elementary particles possess intrinsic angular momentum, or ‘spin’ has led to revelatory analysis techniques — NMR and MRI — and technological applications such as ‘spintronics’. The supplement is available free online for six months.
Stuart Cantrill (Chief Editor, Nature Chemistry)