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SweGRIDS research area STORAGE
SweGRIDS project code ST4
Project type PhD
Status running
Researcher Lisa Åkerlund   (webpage)
University UU
Project period 2015-04-27 to 2020-12   
Project supervisor Martin Sjödin   (webpage)
Industrial sponsors FoV Fabrics
InnoEnergy PhD School yes  


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Project abstract

In the SweGRIDS project SUSBATT1 we intend to make a highly focused effort, both experimentally and theoretically, to make technologically and industrially feasible a new class of organic matter based versatile LIBs (lithium-ion batteries) made of composite materials containing redox modified conducting polymers, lithium organic salts, other organic molecules and nanocellulose. In addition to a high energy density, the energy storage devices will be tailored to provide long cycling life and eco-friendly end-of-life handling, based on production using an up-scalable, sustainable process.

The work packages in focus include monomer and polymer synthesis and characterization, optimization of electrode materials of redox active organic molecules, and finally optimization of fully organic energy storage devises. This PhD project is part of a larger project, working with ST5.

Conducting polymers have a high variety of potential application areas, such as in batteries, displays, sensors and for separation techniques. For battery applications, the internal charge capacity is generally too low. A proposed solution to this problem is to attach highly capacitive redox groups, such as quinones, to the polymer backbone. Quinones are thus interesting for high capacity electrical energy storage applications but to utilize their full capacity, their reduced form the hydroquinone needs to be involved. This has been shown problematic in aprotic solvents since the protons diffuse away, resulting in an irreversible process. Thus, solving this problem could enable us to utilize quinone-based materials with higher redox potentials resulting in higher capacity and a larger variety of possible electrolyte systems. Additionally, substitution of the free positions on the quinone can tune its properties, such as redox potential, to suit a wanted application. Different side groups will result in a range of possible redox potentials, which can be utilized to match a certain conducting polymer backbone.

The possibility of making the described reversible high potential hydroquinone-based materials will initially be investigated. Further, synthesis of possible conducting redox polymers will be performed. Finally, produced conducting redox polymers will be tested against organic or inorganic anodes in real battery prototypes.


Summary of work

2015: Various synthesis work on new monomers

2016: Synthesis and characterization of a new copolymer with an inherent proton-trap system for stabilization and reversibility of high potential hydroquinone-based energy storage materials. A thorough investigation of this copolymer in different electrolytes and further as cathode material vs. lithium and sodium in battery prototypes. Resulted in an article published 2017.

2017: Most of this year on parental leave.

2018:
1) Work on the 2nd proton trap material, with extended systems such as ionic liquids. Submit article before Christmas.
2) Work on composite materials (combination of conducting redox polymers with nanocellulose)
3) Start of work on the 3rd proton trap material, with controlled ratio of the monomers through a trimer structure

2019:
1) Continue work on 3rd proton trap material and optimisation of the whole system to improve device function.
2) Continue work on composite materials

2020:
1) The 3rd proton trap material is accepted for publication in JMCA.
2) The work on composite materials for upscaling of organic batteries is finalized.
3) From April and forward, absence due to parental leave.


Event log

2015. Poster presentation, Swegrids annual conference, in May.

2015. Poster presentation, IPPC 14, Kauai, December.

2015. Participation at Pacifichem 2015, Honolulu, December.

2016. Presentation at Swegrids board meeting, April.

2016. Presentation at Susbatt, and at the ”Monday meeting” (spring and autumn).

2016. Presentation at AGHG group meeting, BMC, May.

2016. Poster presentations, GRS and GRC: Electronic processes in organic materials. Barga, Italy, 3-10 June.

2016. Poster presentation, ISPE XV, Uppsala, 14-19 Aug.

2016. Poster presentation, ISE, Haag, 21-26 Aug.

2016. Poster presentation, SweGRIDS annual conference, KTH Stockholm, 26 Oct.

2016. Poster presentation + short oral presentation (pitch), ASMCS, Gothenburg, 8-10 Nov.

2016. Participation at InnoEnergy annual conference (and work shop), Barcelona, 16-18 Nov.

2017. Popular scientific article, published online: Morgondagens organiska batterier.

2018. Visit through InnoEnergy mobility program to Professor David Mecerreyes group Innovative Polymers at Polymat in San Sebastian, Spain (6 months).

2018. Poster presentation at GRC: Electronic processes in organic materials. Barga, Italy 22-27 July.

2018. Popular scientific article, published online: En uppkopplad värld behöver hållbara energilösningar.

2019. Poster presentation, SweGRIDS annual conference 2019. KTH, Stockholm.

2019. Poster presentation, Organic Battery Days 2019. Jena, Germany.

2019. Oral presentation and poster presentation, MIRAI Seminar 2019. Stockholm/Uppsala


Project reference-group

Maria Strømme,  UU
Martin Sjödin,  UU
Leif Nyholm,  UU
Fredrik Jonasson,  FoV Fabrics
Robert Aronsson,  ETC Batteries and Fuel Cells


MSc etc theses connected to the project

2016. Two groups in a Project course (15hp) for “Teknisk fysik”.

2018. Project course (15hp): working on composite materials combining conducting polymers with nanocellulose.


Publications by this researcher

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Electrochemical characterizations of conducting redox polymers with proton traps : Enabling proton cycling in aprotic systems for high potential energy storage
Lisa Åkerlund.
2021,   Thesis (PhD), Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Digital 2026

A crosslinked conducting polymer with well-defined proton trap function for reversible proton cycling in aprotic environments
Lisa Åkerlund,   Rikard Emanuelsson,   Guiomar Hernández,   Maria Strømme,   Martin Sjödin.
2020,   Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 8(24)

The proton trap - a new route to organic energy storage
Lisa Åkerlund,   Rikard Emanuelsson,   Guiomar Hernández,   F. Ruipérez,   N. Casado,   Daniel Brandell,   Maria Strömme,   D. Mecerreyes,   Martin Sjödin.
2019,   Organic Battery Days 2019. Jena 3-5/6 2019

The proton trap battery - enabling reversible hydroquinone energy storage in organic electrolytes
Lisa Åkerlund,   Rikard Emanuelsson,   Maria Strømme,   Martin Sjödin.
2019,   SweGRIDS annual conference 2019

The proton trap – : a new route to organic energy storage
Lisa Åkerlund.
2019,   MIRAI seminar 2019, 13-14 November, 2019, Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden

In situ Investigations of a Proton Trap Material: A PEDOT-Based Copolymer with Hydroquinone and Pyridine Side Groups Having Robust Cyclability in Organic Electrolytes and Ionic Liquids
Lisa Åkerlund,   Rikard Emanuelsson,   Guiomar Hernández,   Fernando Ruipérez,   Nerea Casado,   Daniel Brandell,   Maria Strömme,   David Mecerreyes,   Martin Sjödin.
2019,   ACS Applied Energy Materials, vol. 2(6)

The proton trap – a new route to high potential organic energy storage
Lisa Åkerlund,   Rikard Emanuelsson,   Maria Strömme,   Martin Sjödin.
2018,   Gordon Research Conference: Electronic Processes in Organic Materials

En uppkopplad värld behöver hållbara energilösningar
Lisa Åkerlund.

Organic Batteries Based on Quinone-Substituted Conducting Polymers
Martin Sjödin,   Rikard Emanuelsson,   Mia Sterby,   Lisa Åkerlund,   Hao Huang,   Xiao Huang,   Adolf Gogoll,   Maria Strömme.
2017,   The 17th IUPAC International Symposium on MacroMolecular Complexes (MMC-17), Tokyo, August 28-31, 2017

Morgondagens organiska batterier
Lisa Åkerlund.

The Proton Trap Technology - Toward High Potential Quinone-Based Organic Energy Storage
Lisa Åkerlund,   Rikard Emanuelsson,   Stevén Renault,   Hao Huang,   Daniel Brandell,   Maria Strømme,   Martin Sjödin.
2017,   Advanced Energy Materials, vol. 7(20)

Quinone based Conducting Redox Polymers for Renewable Energy Storage
Lisa Åkerlund,   Rikard Emanuelsson,   Adolf Gogoll,   Maria Strømme,   Martin Sjödin.
2016,   67th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry

Organic Polymeric Materials for Renewable Energy Storage
Lisa Åkerlund,   Rikard Emanuelsson,   Maria Strømme,   Martin Sjödin.
2016,   Gordon Research Conference: Electronic Processes in Organic Materials

Organic battery materials
Lisa Åkerlund.
2016,   SweGRIDS board meeting, KTH, Stockholm, March 16th, 2016

Conducting Redox Polymers for Renewable Energy Storage
Lisa Åkerlund,   Rikard Emanuelsson,   M Strömme,   Sjödin Martin.
2016,   ASMCS 2016

Organic Materials for Renewable Energy Storage
Lisa Åkerlund,   Rikard Emanuelsson,   Adolf Gogoll,   Maria Strømme,   Martin Sjödin.
2016,   2016 SweGRIDS PhD Conference

Quinone based Conducting Redox Polymers for Renewable Energy Storage
Lisa Åkerlund,   Rikard Emanuelsson,   Adolf Gogoll,   Maria Strömme,   Martin Sjödin.
2016,   ISPE XV

Lisa Åkerlunds krokiga väg till forskningen
Lisa Åkerlund.

Renewable Materials for Rechargeable Battery Applications
Lisa Åkerlund,   Martin Sjödin,   Maria Strömme.
2015,   4th SweGRIDS Conference

Organic Polymeric Materials for Renewable Batteries
Lisa Åkerlund,   Rikard Emanuelsson,   Martin Sjödin,   Maria Strömme.
2015,   Pacific polymer conference 14

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