Search for gravitational waves from low mass compact binary coalescence in LIGO’s sixth science run and Virgo’s science runs 2 and 3

Abadie, J. et al. (2012) Search for gravitational waves from low mass compact binary coalescence in LIGO’s sixth science run and Virgo’s science runs 2 and 3. Physical Review D, 85(8), Art. 082002. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.85.082002)

Abadie, J. et al. (2012) Search for gravitational waves from low mass compact binary coalescence in LIGO’s sixth science run and Virgo’s science runs 2 and 3. Physical Review D, 85(8), Art. 082002. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.85.082002)

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Abstract

We report on a search for gravitational waves from coalescing compact binaries using LIGO and Virgo observations between July 7, 2009, and October 20, 2010. We searched for signals from binaries with total mass between 2 and 25M<sub>⊙</sub>; this includes binary neutron stars, binary black holes, and binaries consisting of a black hole and neutron star. The detectors were sensitive to systems up to 40 Mpc distant for binary neutron stars, and further for higher mass systems. No gravitational-wave signals were detected. We report upper limits on the rate of compact binary coalescence as a function of total mass, including the results from previous LIGO and Virgo observations. The cumulative 90% confidence rate upper limits of the binary coalescence of binary neutron star, neutron star-black hole, and binary black hole systems are 1.3×10<sup>-4</sup>, 3.1×10<sup>-5</sup>, and 6.4×10<sup>-6</sup>  Mpc<sup>-3</sup> yr<sup>-1</sup>, respectively. These upper limits are up to a factor 1.4 lower than previously derived limits. We also report on results from a blind injection challenge.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Grant, Mr Alastair and Messenger, Dr Christopher and Beveridge, Miss Nicola and Bell, Dr Angus and Hammond, Professor Giles and Hild, Professor Stefan and Barr, Dr Bryan and Sorazu Lucio, Dr Borja and Reid, Professor Stuart and Lawrie, Mr Craig and Edgar, Dr Matthew and Evans, Mr Keith 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 Hendry, Professor Martin and Scott, Dr Jamie and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Kumar, Mr Rahul and Abernathy, Mr Matthew and Martin, Dr Iain and Robertson, Professor Norna and Gray, Dr Norman and Cumming, Dr Alan and Cunningham, Dr William and Bastarrika, Mr Mikel and Woan, Professor Graham and Nelson, Mr John 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., Abbott, R., Abbott, T., Abernathy, M., Accadia, T., Acernese, F., Adams, C., Adhikari, R., Affeldt, C., Agathos, M., Ajith, P., Allen, B., Allen, G., Amador Ceron, E., Amariutei, D., Amin, R., Anderson, S., Anderson, W., Arai, K., Arain, M., Araya, M., Aston, S., Astone, P., Atkinson, D., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Aylott, B., Babak, S., Baker, P., Ballardin, G., Ballmer, S., Barker, D., Barone, F., Barr, B., Barriga, P., Barsotti, L., Barsuglia, M., Barton, M., Bartos, I., Bassiri, R., Bastarrika, M., Basti, A., Batch, J., Bauchrowitz, J., Bauer, T., Bebronne, M., Behnke, B., Beker, M., Bell, A.S., Belletoile, A., Belopolski, I., Benacquista, M., Berliner, J., Bertolini, A., Betzwieser, J., Beveridge, N., Beyersdorf, P., Bilenko, I., Billingsley, G., Birch, J., Biswas, R., Bitossi, M., Bizouard, M., Black, E., Blackburn, J., Blackburn, L., Blair, D., Bland, B., Blom, M., Bock, O., Bodiya, T., Bogan, C., Bondarescu, R., Bondu, F., Bonelli, L., Bonnand, R., Bork, R., Born, M., Boschi, V., Bose, S., Bosi, L., Bouhou, B., Braccini, S., Bradaschia, C., Brady, P., Braginsky, V., Branchesi, M., Brau, J., Breyer, J., Briant, T., Bridges, D., Brillet, A., Brinkmann, M., Brisson, V., Britzger, M., Brooks, A., Brown, D., Brummit, A., Bulik, T., Bulten, H., Buonanno, A., Burguet–Castell, J., Burmeister, O., Buskulic, D., Buy, C., Byer, R., Cadonati, L., Cagnoli, G., Calloni, E., Camp, J., Campsie, P., Cannizzo, J., Cannon, K., Canuel, B., Cao, J., Capano, C., Carbognani, F., Caride, S., Caudill, S., Cavaglià, M., Cavalier, F., Cavalieri, R., Cella, G., Cepeda, C., Cesarini, E., Chaibi, O., Chalermsongsak, T., Chalkley, E., Charlton, P., Chassande-Mottin, E., Chelkowski, S., Chen, Y., Chincarini, A., Chiummo, A., Cho, H., Christensen, N., Chua, S., Chung, C., Chung, S., Ciani, G., Clara, F., Clark, D., Clark, J., Clayton, J., Cleva, F., Coccia, E., Cohadon, P.-F., Colacino, C., Colas, J., Colla, A., Colombini, M., Conte, A., Conte, R., Cook, D., 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College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review D
ISSN:1550-7998
ISSN (Online):1089-4918
Published Online:19 April 2012

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