Graphene is the rst thermodynamically stable two-dimensional material discovered in nature. Its properties are extraordinary: from the very high electric mobility based on linear dispersion electrons (Dirac electrons), to the strong interaction with the electromagnetic eld, to the high thermal conductivity, to the remarkable mechanical hardness. In recent years research has focused on providing a third dimension to graphene. Recently three-dimensional (3D) graphene-like materials have been discovered with micro and nano-porous structures, or made by mesoscopic laments that are distributed on macroscopic spatial scales. These topological structures allow preserving the extraordinary electrical and thermodynamic properties of 2D graphene extending them in 3D. The porous or lamentous nature, and the high surface/volume ratio of these 3D architectures open interesting application scenarios and opportunities for fundamental physics researches: batteries and super-capacitors, exible electronics, IR and THz photonics, plasmonics and nally, the manufacture of novel highlye effcient devices capable of transduce light into sound.


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