Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspirals in LIGO data

Abbott, B. et al. (2006) Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspirals in LIGO data. Physical Review D, 73(6), 062001. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.73.062001)

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Abstract

We report on a search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspirals in the data from the second science run of the LIGO interferometers. The search focused on binary systems with component masses between 3 and 20M⊙. Optimally oriented binaries with distances up to 1 Mpc could be detected with efficiency of at least 90%. We found no events that could be identified as gravitational waves in the 385.6 hours of data that we searched.

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Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heptonstall, Dr Alastair and Grant, Mr Alastair and Cagnoli, Dr Gianpietro and Cantley, Dr Caroline and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Messenger, Dr Christopher and Casey, Dr Morag and Robertson, Professor Norna and Robertson, Dr David and Reid, Professor Stuart and Veitch, Dr John and Plissi, Dr Michael and Woan, Professor Graham and Heng, Professor Ik Siong and Crooks, Dr David and Hough, Professor James and Ward, Professor Henry and Sneddon, Dr Peter and Newton, Dr Gavin and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Pitkin, Dr Matthew and Murray, Dr Peter
Authors: Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Adhikari, R., Ageev, A., Agresti, J., Ajith, P., Allen, B., Allen, J., Amin, R., Anderson, S.B., Anderson, W.G., Araya, M., Armandula, H., Ashley, M., Asiri, F., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Babak, S., Balasubramanian, R., Ballmer, S., Barish, B.C., Barker, C., Barker, D., Barnes, M., Barr, B., Barton, M.A., Bayer, K., Beausoleil, R., Belczynski, K., Bennett, R., Berukoff, S.J., Betzwieser, J., Bhawal, B., Bilenko, I.A., Billingsley, G., Black, E., Blackburn, K., Blackburn, L., Bland, B., Bochner, B., Bogue, L., Bork, R., Bose, S., Brady, P.R., Braginsky, V.B., Brau, J.E., Brown, D.A., Bullington, A., Bunkowski, A., Buonanno, A., Burgess, R., Busby, D., Butler, W.E., Byer, R.L., Cadonati, L., Cagnoli, G., Camp, J.B., Cannizzo, J., Cannon, K., Cantley, C.A., Cao, J., Cardenas, L., Carter, K., Casey, M.M., Castiglione, J., Chandler, A., Chapsky, J., Charlton, P., Chatterji, S., Chelkowski, S., Chen, Y., Chickarmane, V., Chin, D., Christensen, N., Churches, D., Cokelaer, T., Colacino, C., Coldwell, R., Coles, M., Cook, D., Corbitt, T., Coyne, D., Creighton, J.D.E., Creighton, T.D., Crooks, D.R.M., Csatorday, P., Cusack, B.J., Cutler, C., Dalrymple, J., DAmbrosio, E., Danzmann, K., Davies, G., Daw, E., DeBra, D., Delker, T., Dergachev, V., Desai, S., DeSalvo, R., Dhurandhar, S., Di Credico, A., Diaz, M., Ding, H., Drever, R.W.P., Dupuis, R.J., Edlund, J.A., Ehrens, P., Elliffe, E.J., Etzel, T., Evans, M., Evans, T., Fairhurst, S., Fallnich, C., Farnham, D., Fejer, M.M., Findley, T., Fine, M., Finn, L.S., Franzen, K.Y., Freise, A., Frey, R., Fritschel, P., Frolov, V.V., Fyffe, M., Ganezer, K.S., Garofoli, J., Giaime, J.A., Gillespie, A., Goda, K., Goggin, L., Gonzalez, G., Gossler, S., Grandclement, P., Grant, A., Gray, C., Gretarsson, A.M., Grimmett, D., Grote, H., Grunewald, S., Guenther, M., Gustafson, E., Gustafson, R., Hamilton, W.O., Hammond, M., Hanna, C., Hanson, J., Hardham, C., Harms, J., Harry, G., Hartunian, A., Heefner, J., Hefetz, Y., Heinzel, G., Heng, I.S., Hennessy, M., Hepler, N., Heptonstall, A., Heurs, M., Hewitson, M., Hild, S., Hindman, N., Hoang, P., Hough, J., Hrynevych, M., Hua, W., Ito, M., Itoh, Y., Ivanov, A., Jennrich, O., Johnson, B., Johnson, W.W., Johnston, W.R., Jones, D.I., Jones, G., Jones, L., Jungwirth, D., Kalogera, V., Katsavounidis, E., Kawabe, K., Kawamura, S., Kells, W., Kern, J., Khan, A., Killbourn, S., Killow, C., Kim, C., King, C., King, P., Klimenko, S., Koranda, S., Kotter, K., Kovalik, J., Kozak, D., Krishnan, B., Landry, M., Langdale, J., Lantz, B., Lawrence, R., Lazzarini, A., Lei, M., Leonor, I., Libbrecht, K., Libson, A., Lindquist, P., Liu, S., Logan, J., Lormand, M., Lubinski, M., Luck, H., Luna, M., Lyons, T.T., Machenschalk, B., MacInnis, M., Mageswaran, M., Mailand, K., Majid, W., Malec, M., Mandic, V., Mann, F., Marin, A., Marka, S., Maros, E., Mason, J., Mason, K., Matherny, O., Matone, L., Mavalvala, N., McCarthy, R., McClelland, D.E., McHugh, M., McNabb, J.W.C., Melissinos, A., Mendell, G., Mercer, R.A., Meshkov, S., Messaritaki, E., Messenger, C., Mikhailov, E., Mitra, S., Mitrofanov, V.P., Mitselmakher, G., Mittleman, R., Miyakawa, O., Miyoki, S., Mohanty, S., Moreno, G., Mossavi, K., Mueller, G., Mukherjee, S., Murray, P., Myers, E., Myers, J., Nagano, S., Nash, T., Nayak, R., Newton, G., Nocera, F., Noel, J.S., Nutzman, P., Olson, T., OReilly, B., Ottaway, D.J., Ottewill, A., Ouimette, D., Overmier, H., Owen, B.J., Pan, Y., Papa, M.A., Parameshwaraiah, V., Parameswariah, C., Pedraza, M., Penn, S., Pitkin, M., Plissi, M., Prix, R., Quetschke, V., Raab, F., Radkins, H., Rahkola, R., Rakhmanov, M., Rao, S.R., Rawlins, K., Ray-Majumder, S., Re, V., Redding, D., Regehr, M.W., Regimbau, T., Reid, S., Reilly, K.T., Reithmaier, K., Reitze, D.H., Richman, S., Riesen, R., Riles, K., Rivera, B., Rizzi, A., Robertson, D.I., Robertson, N.A., Robinson, C., Robison, L., Roddy, S., Rodriguez, A., Rollins, J., Romano, J.D., Romie, J., Rong, H., 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M., Vass, S., Vecchio, A., Veitch, J., Vorvick, C., Vyachanin, S.P., Wallace, L., Walther, H., Ward, H., Ward, R., Ware, B., Watts, K., Webber, D., Weidner, A., Weiland, U., Weinstein, A., Weiss, R., Welling, H., Wen, L., Wen, S., Wette, K., Whelan, J.T., Whitcomb, S.E., Whiting, B.F., Wiley, S., Wilkinson, C., Willems, P.A., Williams, P.R., Williams, R., Willke, B., Wilson, A., Winjum, B.J., Winkler, W., Wise, S., Wiseman, A.G., Woan, G., Woods, D., Wooley, R., Worden, J., Wu, W., Yakushin, I., Yamamoto, H., Yoshida, S., Zaleski, K.D., Zanolin, M., Zawischa, I., Zhang, L., Zhu, R., Zotov, N., Zucker, M., and Zweizig, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review D
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:1550-7998
ISSN (Online):1089-4918

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