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Fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and graphene are nanometer-sized forms of carbon with the properties of almost ideal low-dimensional systems. These systems have been at the center of exceptionally intense scientific interest. They have been considered not only as objects of fundamental research but also as components in a wide range of possible applications. In popular science, their names are synonymous with nanotechnology.