Raman spectroscopy analyses of road construction materials

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Solids used in road construction were analyzed with a hand-held Raman spectrometer. The materials examined are conventional pigments and resins, e.g., CaCO3, TiO2 and DEGALAN®. The measured spectra differ considerably from one another. In order to assess the main differences between the chemical structures, the peaks of the spectra were assigned to the functional groups that generated them.