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    • Amplifying the response of soft actuators by harnessing snap-through instabilities 

      Overvelde, Johannes Tesse bastiaan; Kloek, Tamara; D’haen, Jonas J. A.; Bertoldi, Katia (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2015)
      Although instabilities have traditionally been avoided as they often represent mechanical failure, here we embrace them to amplify the response of fluidic soft actuators. Besides presenting a robust strategy to trigger ...
    • Volatility and growth: Credit constraints and the composition of investment 

      Aghion, Philippe; Angeletos, George-Marios; Banerjee, Abhijit; Manova, Kalina (Elsevier BV, 2010)
      This paper examines how uncertainty and credit constraints affect the cyclical composition of investment and thereby volatility and growth. We develop a model where firms engage in two types of investment: a short-term one; ...