Last weekend (11/18/2022) I attended the symposium honoring my PhD Advisor Prof. Hans Wolfgang Spiess on his 80th birthday. Like no other Prof. Spiess has developed and established solid-state NMR techniques for the characterization of a great variety of materials. The research was driven by the insight that the understanding of material properties requires insight into both molecular structure and dynamics, which both can be measured in detail using methods of NMR.
Chem. Rev. 2016, 116, 3, 1272–1308 is just one of many reviews explaining this approach.