fast-atom bombardment (FAB) mass spectroscopy (FAB)
A method in which ions are produced in a mass spectrometer from non-volatile or thermally fragile organic molecules by bombarding the compound in the condensed phase with energy-rich neutral particles.
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. 'Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)' on page 1115 (