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SweGRIDS research area Materials for Power Grid and Storage
SweGRIDS project code MTL5
Project type PhD
Status running
Researcher Rebecka Löfgren   (webpage)
University UU
Project period 2020-01-01 to 2021-12-31   
Project supervisor Martin Sjödin   (webpage)
Industrial sponsors FoV Fabrics

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Project abstract

The lithium ion battery (LIB) is arguably the most powerful battery technology known to date and the high energy density can be traced to the high redox potential difference between the anode and the cathode material. High energy batteries hence rely on electrolytes that are stable over a wide potential interval and on electrode material that are compatible with the cycling chemistries associated with such electrolytes, e.g. lithium- sodium- and ammonium cycling. High power capability is achieved by the use of thin (100 µm) layers of active materials and conductivity additives in the electrode formulation.

We have previously shown that the use of conducting redox polymers (CRPs) as active electrode materials makes conductivity additives in the electrode formulation redundant because these materials show metallic conductivity. Removal of conductivity additives in the electrode formulation significantly simplify the electrode formulation as well as increase the relative amount of active material in the battery. Moreover, we have shown that quinone-type materials are compatible with a multitude of cycling chemistries, including the above-mentioned lithium- sodium- and ammonium cycling.

In this project we explore the possibility to use quinone-based CRPs for several different cycling chemistries including lithium, sodium, potassium, zink, ammonium, calcium, manganese and XXX. Structural-functional relationships will be identified with particular focus on how the substitution pattern on the quinones and the relative position of the hydroxide groups affect the compatibility with different cycling ions. Based on this information CRPs will be developed and complete battery cells be assembled and evaluated with respect to cycling stability, voltage output, coulombic efficiency and rate capability.

Summary of work

The redox chemistry of 14 substituted quinones has been investigated in a total of 8 different electrolytes in order to investigate the compatibility with different cycling chemistries, including lithium, sodium, potassium, zink, ammonium, calcium and manganese. In order to understand substitution effects as well as effects of cycling ion on the quinone electrochemistry a computational study has been undertaken.

Based on quinone compatibility with manganese cycling CRPs specifically designed to function as anode material in manganese secondary batteries has been developed. Complete polymer-manganese batteries have been constructed and their performance evaluated. The study was published in ChemElectroChem in 2020.

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Project reference-group

Maria Strømme,  UU
Martin Sjödin,  UU
Rikard Emanuelsson,  UU
Fredrik Jonasson,  FoV Fabrics
Christian Strietzel,  Scania

Publications by this researcher

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Quinone based conducting redox polymer on carbon substrate as electrode material for energy storage
Rebecka Löfgren,   Rikard Emanuelsson,   Maria Strömme,   Martin Sjödin.
2021,   SweGRIDS 10th conference, Solna, Sweden 2/12 2021

High power all-organic batteries
Rebecka Löfgren,   Martin Sjödin.
2021,   SweGRIDS 10th conference, Solna, Sweden 2/12 2021

Conducting Redox Polymer as Organic Anode Material for Polymer-Manganese Secondary Batteries
Kouki Oka,   Rebecka Löfgren,   Rikard Emanuelsson,   Hiroyuki Nishide,   Kenichi Oyaizu,   Maria Strömme,   Martin Sjödin.
2020,   ChemElectroChem, vol. 7(15)

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