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The era of carbon allotropes

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Twenty-five years on from the discovery of C60, the outstanding properties and potential applications of the synthetic carbon allotropes — fullerenes, nanotubes and graphene — overwhelmingly illustrate their unique scientific and technological importance.

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A.H. thanks GRAPENOCHEM and the Cluster of Excellence EAM for financial support.

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  1. Andreas Hirsch is in the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy & Interdisciplinary Center of Molecular Materials (ICMM), Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Henkestrasse 42, 91054 Erlangen, Germany.  andreas.hirsch@chemie.uni-erlangen.de

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