3D Graphene: From Fundamental Properties to Applications
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 filaments that are distributed on macroscopic spatial scales. These topological structures allow to preserve the extraordinary electrical and thermodynamic properties of 2D graphene extending them in 3D. The porous or filamentous nature, and the high surface/volume ratio of these 3D architectures open interesting application scenarios and opportunities for fundamental physics researches: batteries and supercapacitors, flexible electronics, IR and THz photonics, plasmonics and finally, the manufacture of novel highly-efficient devices capable of transduce light into sound. On October 1, 2018, will be held at the Physics Department of Sapienza and will continue on October 2 at the National Laboratories of Frascati INFN the first Bilateral Workshop between Italy and China in the framework of a project of collaboration funded by the Minister of Foreign Affair and International Cooperation (MAECI) entitled: 3D Graphene: From Fundamental Properties to Applications.