All-Sky LIGO Search for Periodic Gravitational Waves in the Early Fifth-Science-Run Data

Abbott, B. et al. (2009) All-Sky LIGO Search for Periodic Gravitational Waves in the Early Fifth-Science-Run Data. Physical Review Letters, 102(11), (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.111102)

Abbott, B. et al. (2009) All-Sky LIGO Search for Periodic Gravitational Waves in the Early Fifth-Science-Run Data. Physical Review Letters, 102(11), (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.111102)

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Abstract

We report on an all-sky search with the LIGO detectors for periodic gravitational waves in the frequency range 50–1100 Hz and with the frequency’s time derivative in the range -5×10<sup>-9</sup>–0  Hz s<sup>-1</sup>. Data from the first eight months of the fifth LIGO science run (S5) have been used in this search, which is based on a semicoherent method (PowerFlux) of summing strain power. Observing no evidence of periodic gravitational radiation, we report 95% confidence-level upper limits on radiation emitted by any unknown isolated rotating neutron stars within the search range. Strain limits below 10<sup>-24</sup> are obtained over a 200-Hz band, and the sensitivity improvement over previous searches increases the spatial volume sampled by an average factor of about 100 over the entire search band. For a neutron star with nominal equatorial ellipticity of 10<sup>-6</sup>, the search is sensitive to distances as great as 500 pc.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Grant, Mr Alastair and Cagnoli, Dr Gianpietro and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Messenger, Dr Christopher and Martin, Dr Iain and Robertson, Professor Norna and Hild, Professor Stefan and Barr, Dr Bryan and Sorazu Lucio, Dr Borja and Reid, Professor Stuart and Edgar, Dr Matthew and Cumming, Dr Alan and Tokmakov, Dr Kirill and Cunningham, Dr William and Plissi, Dr Michael and Woan, Professor Graham and Heng, Professor Ik Siong and van Veggel, Dr Anna-Maria and Nelson, Mr John and Hough, Professor James and Ward, Professor Henry and Newton, Dr Gavin and Torrie, Dr Calum and Huttner, Dr Sabina and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Jones, Mr Russell and Pitkin, Dr Matthew and Murray, Dr Peter and Barton, Dr Mark
Authors: Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Adhikari, R., Ajith, P., Allen, B., Allen, G., Amin, R., Anderson, S., Anderson, W., Arain, M., Araya, M., Armandula, H., Armor, P., Aso, Y., Aston, S., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Babak, S., Baker, P., Ballmer, S., Bantilan, H., Barish, B., Barker, C., Barker, D., Barr, B., Barriga, P., Barsotti, L., Barton, M.A., Bartos, I., Bassiri, R., Bastarrika, M., Behnke, B., Benacquista, M., Betzwieser, J., Beyersdorf, P., Bilenko, I., Billingsley, G., Biswas, R., Black, E., Blackburn, J., Blackburn, L., Blair, D., Bland, B., Bodiya, T., Bogue, L., Bork, R., Boschi, V., Bose, S., Brady, P., Braginsky, V., Brau, J., Brinkmann, M., Brooks, A., Brown, D., Brunet, G., Bullington, A., Buonanno, A., Burmeister, O., Byer, R., Cadonati, L., Cagnoli, G., Camp, J., Cannizzo, J., Cannon, K., Cao, J., Cardenas, L., Cardoso, V., Caride, S., Casebolt, T., Castaldi, G., Caudill, S., Cavaglia, M., Cepeda, C., Chalkley, E., Charlton, P., Chatterji, S., Chelkowski, S., Chen, Y., Christensen, N., Clark, D., Clark, J., Clayton, J., Cokelaer, T., Conte, R., Cook, D., Corbitt, T., Cornish, N., Coyne, D., Creighton, J., Creighton, T., Cruise, A., Cumming, A., Cunningham, L., Cutler, R., Danzmann, K., Daudert, B., Davies, G., DeBra, D., Degallaix, J., Dergachev, V., Desai, S., DeSalvo, R., Dhurandhar, S., Diaz, M., Dickson, J., Dietz, A., Donovan, F., Dooley, K., Doomes, E., Drever, R., Duke, I., Dumas, J., Dwyer, J., Echols, C., Edgar, M., Effler, A., Ehrens, P., Ely, G., Espinoza, E., Etzel, T., Evans, M., Evans, T., Fairhurst, S., Faltas, Y., Fan, Y., Fazi, D., Fejer, M., Finn, L., Flasch, K., Foley, S., Forrest, C., Fotopoulos, N., Franzen, A., Frei, Z., Freise, A., Frey, R., Fricke, T., Fritschel, P., Frolov, V., Fyffe, M., Garofoli, J., Gholami, I., Giaime, J., Giampanis, S., Giardina, K., Goda, K., Goetz, E., Goggin, L., Gonzalez, G., Gossler, S., Gouaty, R., Grant, A., Gras, S., Gray, C., Gray, M., Greenhalgh, R., Gretarsson, A., Grimaldi, F., Grosso, R., 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College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
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