All-organic aqueous Na-ion energy storage devices
Licentiate thesis, 2022

Development of all-organic aqueous energy storage devices (ESDs) is a promising pathway towards meeting the needs of technically medium/low-demanding electrical applications. These ESDs should favour low cost, low environmental impact, and safety, and thus complement high voltage and energy/power dense storage such as lithium-ion batteries. Yet, many electrode active materials dissolve in aqueous electrolytes, and most all-organic aqueous ESDs fail to deliver the claimed low cost and low environmental impact, as parts of the ESD often are overlooked.

Herein, we explore the possibilities of further developing the aqueous Na-ion battery (ASIB) electrolyte 1 m Na2SO4(aq), with the aim to increase the electrochemical stability window and suppress active material dissolution. Moreover, electrodes with commonly used ASIB cathode/anode active materials are made more sustainable with organic binders, separators, and current collectors. Finally, we set out to assemble all-organic aqueous ESDs of exclusively commercial materials, with the aim to provide a truly sustainable and low-cost concept with adequate electrochemical performance.

Na-ion capacitor


aqueous electrolyte

hybrid supercapacitor

energy storage

battery supercapacitor hybrid


PJ salen
Opponent: Björn Wickman, Chalmers tekniska högskola, Sverige


Martin Karlsmo

Chalmers, Physics, Materials Physics

High‐performant all‐organic aqueous sodium‐ion batteries enabled by PTCDA electrodes and a hybrid Na/Mg electrolyte

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition,; Vol. 60(2021)p. 24709-24715

Journal article

Sustainability and technical performance of an all-organic aqueous Na-ion hybrid supercapacitor

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

Other Environmental Engineering

Other Chemical Engineering


Chalmers Materials Analysis Laboratory

Areas of Advance

Materials Science



PJ salen

Opponent: Björn Wickman, Chalmers tekniska högskola, Sverige

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