Fast atom bombardment ionization

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Fast atom bombardment ionization

The ionization of any species by the interaction of a focused beam of neutral atoms having a translational energy of several thousand eV with a sample that is typically dissolved in a solvent matrix. See also secondary ionization.

Considered between 2004 and 2006 but not included in the 2006 PAC submission
This is an unofficial draft definition presented for information and comment.

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Orange Book


IUPAC. Analytical Division. Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature (the Orange Book). Definitive Rules, 1979.

Fast atom bombardment ionization

This term refers to the ionization of any species by causing interaction of the sample (which may be dissolved in a solvent matrix) and a beam of neutral atoms having a high translational energy. (See also Secondary Ionization).

IUPAC 1997 Orange Book Chapter 12
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Gold Book


IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the Gold Book). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A.Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997).

Fast atom bombardment ionization

fast-atom bombardment (FAB) mass spectroscopy

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.

Source: PAC, 1994, 66, 1077 (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1115

IUPAC Gold Book
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