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A Review of Asphalt Binders Characterized by X-ray Diffraction

[ Vol. 9 , Issue. 1 ]


John Shirokoff* and Leonard Lye   Pages 28 - 40 ( 13 )


Asphalt binder research papers characterized by X-ray diffraction are reviewed. The Xray results reveal the aromaticity and crystallite size parameters of asphaltene in asphalt binders as reported in the research literature. The research data is discussed in terms of asphalt molecular structure on a length scale, methodology, and petroleum oil fields. Box plots and summary statistics created for each parameter are compared and discussed as they relate to eleven data sets from various asphaltene-crude-oil-geological-regions.


X-ray diffraction, asphalt binder, asphaltene, aromaticity, crystallite size parameters, parameter box plots, summary statistics.


Department of Process Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL. AIC5S7, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL. AIC5S7

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