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The Effects of Asphaltenes on the Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Asphalt

  • M. S. Lin
  • K. M. Lunsford
  • C. J. Glover
  • R. R. Davison
  • J. A. Bullin


There are about two million miles of asphalt pavement in this country and billions of dollars are spent annually on building and repairing them. Asphalt roads are constructed with layers of graded crushed stone glued together with asphalt. There are several properties that an asphalt must possess to be a good glue. Obviously it must have good adhesion to the stone. It must set up in a reasonable time and it must be sufficiently ductile to resist cracking under stresses from traffic and temperature changes.


Particle Volume Fraction Oxidative Aging Small Angle Neutron Scattering Carbonyl Content Aged Maltene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Lin
    • 1
  • K. M. Lunsford
    • 1
  • C. J. Glover
    • 1
  • R. R. Davison
    • 1
  • J. A. Bullin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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