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

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{sub {center_dot}}. 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.

Authors:
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  1. LIGO-California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States) (and others)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20782591
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.73.062001; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; BLACK HOLES; COSMOLOGY; DISTANCE; GRAVITATIONAL WAVE DETECTORS; GRAVITATIONAL WAVES; INTERFEROMETERS; INTERFEROMETRY; MASS

Citation Formats

Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Adhikari, R., Agresti, J., Anderson, S.B., Araya, M., Armandula, H., Asiri, F., Barish, B.C., Barnes, M., Barton, M.A., Bhawal, B., Billingsley, G., Black, E., Blackburn, K., Bork, R., Brown, D.A., Busby, D., Cardenas, L., and Chandler, A. Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspirals in LIGO data. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.062001.
Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Adhikari, R., Agresti, J., Anderson, S.B., Araya, M., Armandula, H., Asiri, F., Barish, B.C., Barnes, M., Barton, M.A., Bhawal, B., Billingsley, G., Black, E., Blackburn, K., Bork, R., Brown, D.A., Busby, D., Cardenas, L., & Chandler, A. Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspirals in LIGO data. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.062001.
Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Adhikari, R., Agresti, J., Anderson, S.B., Araya, M., Armandula, H., Asiri, F., Barish, B.C., Barnes, M., Barton, M.A., Bhawal, B., Billingsley, G., Black, E., Blackburn, K., Bork, R., Brown, D.A., Busby, D., Cardenas, L., and Chandler, A. Wed . "Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspirals in LIGO data". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.062001.
@article{osti_20782591,
title = {Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspirals in LIGO data},
author = {Abbott, B. and Abbott, R. and Adhikari, R. and Agresti, J. and Anderson, S.B. and Araya, M. and Armandula, H. and Asiri, F. and Barish, B.C. and Barnes, M. and Barton, M.A. and Bhawal, B. and Billingsley, G. and Black, E. and Blackburn, K. and Bork, R. and Brown, D.A. and Busby, D. and Cardenas, L. and Chandler, A.},
abstractNote = {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{sub {center_dot}}. 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.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.062001},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 6,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}