Carbon-based nanomaterials and nanostructures including CNTs and fullerenes play an important role in nanoscale science and technology. This charpter has given an overview of the current status of fullerenes, CNTs and related carbon nanostructures. This field shows several important directions in basic research, including electronic transport, mechanical, field emission properties and chemistry. The perspective for applications also appears very bright, for example, the main avenues of potential applications of carbon nanotubes are: conducting nanowires; field emitters; nanotips for Scanning Tunneling Microscope and ultimate reinforcement fibers for composites. Their realization depends on good preparation methods and precise characterization. It is believed exciting results are born to the world.
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