Search for gravitational waves associated with the August 2006 timing glitch of the Vela pulsar

Abadie, J. et al. (2011) Search for gravitational waves associated with the August 2006 timing glitch of the Vela pulsar. Physical Review D, 83(4), 042001. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.83.042001)

Abadie, J. et al. (2011) Search for gravitational waves associated with the August 2006 timing glitch of the Vela pulsar. Physical Review D, 83(4), 042001. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.83.042001)

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Abstract

The physical mechanisms responsible for pulsar timing glitches are thought to excite quasinormal mode oscillations in their parent neutron star that couple to gravitational-wave emission. In August 2006, a timing glitch was observed in the radio emission of PSR B0833-45, the Vela pulsar. At the time of the glitch, the two colocated Hanford gravitational-wave detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave observatory (LIGO) were operational and taking data as part of the fifth LIGO science run (S5). We present the first direct search for the gravitational-wave emission associated with oscillations of the fundamental quadrupole mode excited by a pulsar timing glitch. No gravitational-wave detection candidate was found. We place Bayesian 90% confidence upper limits of 6.3×10-21 to 1.4×10-20 on the peak intrinsic strain amplitude of gravitational-wave ring-down signals, depending on which spherical harmonic mode is excited. The corresponding range of energy upper limits is 5.0×1044 to 1.3×1045  erg.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Grant, Mr Alastair and Messenger, Dr Christopher and Nawrodt, Dr Ronny and Hammond, Professor Giles and Barr, Dr Bryan and Sorazu Lucio, Dr Borja and Reid, Professor Stuart and Edgar, Dr Matthew and Tokmakov, Dr Kirill and Veitch, Dr John and Plissi, Dr Michael and Speirits, Dr Fiona and Heng, Professor Ik Siong and van Veggel, Dr Marielle and Newton, Dr Gavin and Torrie, Dr Calum and Scott, Dr Jamie and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Kumar, Mr Rahul and Martin, Dr Iain and Cumming, Dr Alan and Cunningham, Dr Liam and Woan, Professor Graham and Hough, Professor James and Huttner, Dr Sabina and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Jones, Mr Russell and Pitkin, Dr Matthew and Murray, Dr Peter
Authors: Abadie, J., Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Adhikari, R., Ajith, P., Allen, B., Allen, G., Amador Ceron, E., Amin, R., Anderson, S., Anderson, W., Arain, M., Araya, M., Aso, Y., Aston, S., Aufmuth, P., Aulbert, C., Babak, S., Baker, P., Ballmer, S., Barker, D., Barr, B., Barriga, P., Barsotti, L., Barton, M., Bartos, I., Bassiri, R., Bastarrika, M., Behnke, B., Benacquista, M., Bennett, M., Betzwieser, J., Beyersdorf, P., Bilenko, I., Billingsley, G., Biswas, R., Black, E., Blackburn, J., Blackburn, L., Blair, D., Bland, B., Bock, O., Bodiya, T., Bondarescu, R., Bork, R., Born, M., Bose, S., Brady, P., Braginsky, V., Brau, J., Breyer, J., Bridges, D., Brinkmann, M., Britzger, M., Brooks, A., Brown, D., Bullington, A., Buonanno, A., Burmeister, O., Byer, R., Cadonati, L., Cain, J., Camp, J., Cannizzo, J., Cannon, K., Cao, J., Capano, C., Cardenas, L., Caudill, S., Cavaglià, M., Cepeda, C., Chalermsongsak, T., Chalkley, E., Charlton, P., Chatterji, S., Chelkowski, S., Chen, Y., Christensen, N., Chua, S., Chung, C., Clark, D., Clark, J., Clayton, J., Conte, R., Cook, D., Corbitt, T., Cornish, N., Coward, D., Coyne, D., Creighton, J., Creighton, T., Cruise, A., Culter, R., Cumming, A., Cunningham, L., Dahl, K., Danilishin, S., Danzmann, K., Daudert, B., Davies, G., Daw, E., Dayanga, T., DeBra, D., Degallaix, J., Dergachev, V., DeSalvo, R., Dhurandhar, S., Díaz, M., Donovan, F., Dooley, K., Doomes, E., Drever, R., Driggers, J., Dueck, J., Duke, I., Dumas, J.-C., Dwyer, S., Edgar, M., Edwards, M., Effler, A., Ehrens, P., Etzel, T., Evans, M., Evans, T., Fairhurst, S., Faltas, Y., Fan, Y., Fazi, D., Fehrmann, H., Finn, L., Flasch, K., Foley, S., Forrest, C., Fotopoulos, N., Frede, M., Frei, M., Frei, Z., Freise, A., Frey, R., Fricke, T., Friedrich, D., Fritschel, P., Frolov, V., Fulda, P., Fyffe, M., Garofoli, J., Ghosh, S., Giaime, J., Giampanis, S., Giardina, K., Goetz, E., Goggin, L., González, G., Goßler, S., Grant, A., Gras, S., Gray, C., Greenhalgh, R., Gretarsson, A., Grosso, R., Grote, H., Grunewald, S., Gustafson, E., Gustafson, R., Hage, B., Hallam, J., Hammer, D., Hammond, G., Hanna, C., Hanson, J., Harms, J., Harry, G., Harry, I., Harstad, E., Haughian, K., Hayama, K., Hayler, T., Heefner, J., Heng, I., Heptonstall, A., Hewitson, M., Hild, S., Hirose, E., Hoak, D., Hodge, K., Holt, K., Hosken, D., Hough, J., Howell, E., Hoyland, D., Hughey, B., Husa, S., Huttner, S., Ingram, D., Isogai, T., Ivanov, A., Johnson, W., Jones, D., Jones, G., Jones, R., Ju, L., Kalmus, P., Kalogera, V., Kandhasamy, S., Kanner, J., Katsavounidis, E., Kawabe, K., Kawamura, S., Kawazoe, F., Kells, W., Keppel, D., Khalaidovski, A., Khalili, F., Khan, R., Khazanov, E., Kim, H., King, P., Kissel, J., Klimenko, S., Kokeyama, K., Kondrashov, V., Kopparapu, R., Koranda, S., Kozak, D., Kringel, V., Krishnan, B., Kuehn, G., Kullman, J., Kumar, R., Kwee, P., Lam, P., Landry, M., Lang, M., Lantz, B., Lastzka, N., Lazzarini, A., Leaci, P., Lei, M., Leindecker, N., 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West, M., Westphal, T., Wette, K., Whelan, J., Whitcomb, S., Whiting, B., Wilkinson, C., Willems, P., Williams, H., Williams, L., Willke, B., Wilmut, I., Winkelmann, L., Winkler, W., Wipf, C., Wiseman, A., Woan, G., Wooley, R., Worden, J., Yakushin, I., Yamamoto, H., Yamamoto, K., Yeaton-Massey, D., Yoshida, S., Zanolin, M., Zhang, L., Zhang, Z., Zhao, C., Zotov, N., Zucker, M., Zweizig, J., and Buchner, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review D
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:1550-7998
Published Online:01 February 2011
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