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Congratulations to Mor with her first Ph.D. publication!

The entropy of mixing is a huge driving force that, when properly channeled, can do a lot of mechanical work. In this paper we observed how the interdiffusion in a Ni-Pt bilayer leads to high mechanical stresses, which in turn generate and move dislocations. This culminates in complete “re-shuffling” of the film microstructure in the process known as recrystallization. This phenomenon provides a useful tool to manipulate the shape and orientation of metal nanoparticles obtained at the final stages of dewetting.