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Calculations predict very strong oxygen adsorption on hybrid carbon and boron-nitride nanotubes, as compared to pristine materials. In addition, oxygen binding increases the conductivity of the hybrid nanotubes, suggesting the potential to use these materials in sensor applications. On page 1058 (DOI: 10.1002/jcc.23589), Haining Liu and C. Heath Turner use first-principles density functional theory to predict oxygen adsorption on two types of hybrid carbon and boron-nitride nanotubes: zigzag (8,0), and armchair (6,6).