First search for gravitational waves from the youngest known neutron star

Abadie, J. et al. (2010) First search for gravitational waves from the youngest known neutron star. Astrophysical Journal, 722(2), pp. 1504-1513. (doi:10.1088/0004-637X/722/2/1504)

Abadie, J. et al. (2010) First search for gravitational waves from the youngest known neutron star. Astrophysical Journal, 722(2), pp. 1504-1513. (doi:10.1088/0004-637X/722/2/1504)

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Abstract

We present a search for periodic gravitational waves from the neutron star in the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A. The search coherently analyzes data in a 12 day interval taken from the fifth science run of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. It searches gravitational-wave frequencies from 100 to 300 Hz and covers a wide range of first and second frequency derivatives appropriate for the age of the remnant and for different spin-down mechanisms. No gravitational-wave signal was detected. Within the range of search frequencies, we set 95% confidence upper limits of (0.7-1.2) × 10<sup>–24</sup> on the intrinsic gravitational-wave strain, (0.4-4) × 10<sup>–4</sup> on the equatorial ellipticity of the neutron star, and 0.005-0.14 on the amplitude of r-mode oscillations of the neutron star. These direct upper limits beat indirect limits derived from energy conservation and enter the range of theoretical predictions involving crystalline exotic matter or runaway r-modes. This paper is also the first gravitational-wave search to present upper limits on the r-mode amplitude.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Grant, Mr Alastair and Messenger, Dr Christopher and Beveridge, Miss Nicola and Nawrodt, Dr Ronny and Hammond, Professor Giles and Hild, Professor Stefan and Barr, Dr Bryan and Sorazu Lucio, Dr Borja and Reid, Professor Stuart and Edgar, Dr Matthew and Robertson, Mr Neil and Gill, Mr Colin and Veitch, Dr John and Plissi, Dr Michael and Speirits, Dr Fiona and Heng, Professor Ik Siong and van Veggel, Dr Anna-Maria and Newton, Dr Gavin and Torrie, Dr Calum and Graef, Dr Christian and Scott, Dr Jamie and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Kumar, Mr Rahul and Abernathy, Mr Matthew and Martin, Dr Iain and Cumming, Dr Alan and Cunningham, Dr William and Bastarrika, Mr Mikel and Woan, Professor Graham and Nelson, Mr John and Hough, Professor James and Huttner, Dr Sabina and Campsie, Mr Paul and Bassiri, Mr Riccardo and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Jones, Mr Russell and Haughian, Dr Karen and Pitkin, Dr Matthew and Murray, Dr Peter
Authors: Abadie, J., Abbott, B.P., Abbott, R., Abernathy, M., Adams, C., Adhikari, R., Ajith, P., Allen, B., Allen, G., Amador Ceron, E., Amin, R.S., Anderson, S.B., Anderson, W.G., Arain, M.A., Araya, M., Aronsson, M., Aso, Y., Aston, S., Atkinson, D.E., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Babak, S., Baker, P., Ballmer, S., Barker, D., Barnum, S., Barr, B., Barriga, P., Barsotti, L., Barton, M.A., Bartos, I., Bassiri, R., Bastarrika, M., Bauchrowitz, J., Behnke, B., Benacquista, M., Bertolini, A., Betzwieser, J., Beveridge, N., Beyersdorf, P.T., Bilenko, I.A., Billingsley, G., Birch, J., Biswas, R., Black, E., Blackburn, J.K., Blackburn, L., Blair, D., Bland, B., Bock, O., Bodiya, T.P., Bondarescu, R., Bork, R., Born, M., Bose, S., Boyle, M., Brady, P.R., Braginsky, V.B., Brau, J.E., Breyer, J., Bridges, D.O., Brinkmann, M., Britzger, M., Brooks, A.F., Brown, D.A., Buonanno, A., Burguet-Castell, J., Burmeister, O., Byer, R.L., Cadonati, L., Camp, J.B., Campsie, P., Cannizzo, J., Cannon, K.C., Cao, J., Capano, C., Caride, S., Caudill, S., Cavaglià, M., Cepeda, C., Chalermsongsak, T., Chalkley, E., Charlton, P., Chelkowski, S., Chen, Y., Christensen, N., Chua, S. 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College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Astrophysical Journal
ISSN:0004-637X
ISSN (Online):1538-4357
Published Online:30 September 2010

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