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Title: Search for gravitational waves from binary inspirals in S3 and S4 LIGO data

Abstract

We report on a search for gravitational waves from the coalescence of compact binaries during the third and fourth LIGO science runs. The search focused on gravitational waves generated during the inspiral phase of the binary evolution. In our analysis, we considered three categories of compact binary systems, ordered by mass: (i) primordial black hole binaries with masses in the range 0.35M{sub {center_dot}}<m{sub 1}, m{sub 2}<1.0M{sub {center_dot}}, (ii) binary neutron stars with masses in the range 1.0M{sub {center_dot}}<m{sub 1}, m{sub 2}<3.0M{sub {center_dot}}, and (iii) binary black holes with masses in the range 3.0M{sub {center_dot}}<m{sub 1}, m{sub 2}<m{sub max} with the additional constraint m{sub 1}+m{sub 2}<m{sub max}, where m{sub max} was set to 40.0M{sub {center_dot}} and 80.0M{sub {center_dot}} in the third and fourth science runs, respectively. Although the detectors could probe to distances as far as tens of Mpc, no gravitational-wave signals were identified in the 1364 hours of data we analyzed. Assuming a binary population with a Gaussian distribution around 0.75-0.75M{sub {center_dot}}, 1.4-1.4M{sub {center_dot}}, and 5.0-5.0M{sub {center_dot}}, we derived 90%-confidence upper limit rates of 4.9 yr{sup -1}L{sub 10}{sup -1} for primordial black hole binaries, 1.2 yr{sup -1}L{sub 10}{sup -1} for binary neutron stars, and 0.5 yr{sup -1}L{sub 10}{sup -1} formore » stellar mass binary black holes, where L{sub 10} is 10{sup 10} times the blue-light luminosity of the Sun.« less

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  1. LIGO-California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21249772
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 77; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.77.062002; (c) 2008 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2821
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BINARY STARS; BLACK HOLES; COALESCENCE; DISTANCE; EVOLUTION; GAUSS FUNCTION; GRAVITATIONAL WAVE DETECTORS; GRAVITATIONAL WAVES; LUMINOSITY; MASS; NEUTRON STARS; SUN

Citation Formats

Abbott, B, Abbott, R, Adhikari, R, Agresti, J, Anderson, S B, Araya, M, Armandula, H, Ballmer, S, Barish, B C, Bhawal, B, Billingsley, G, Black, E, Blackburn, K, Bork, R, Boschi, V, Busby, D, Cardenas, L, Cepeda, C, Chatterji, S, and Coyne, D. Search for gravitational waves from binary inspirals in S3 and S4 LIGO data. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.77.062002.
Abbott, B, Abbott, R, Adhikari, R, Agresti, J, Anderson, S B, Araya, M, Armandula, H, Ballmer, S, Barish, B C, Bhawal, B, Billingsley, G, Black, E, Blackburn, K, Bork, R, Boschi, V, Busby, D, Cardenas, L, Cepeda, C, Chatterji, S, & Coyne, D. Search for gravitational waves from binary inspirals in S3 and S4 LIGO data. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVD.77.062002
Abbott, B, Abbott, R, Adhikari, R, Agresti, J, Anderson, S B, Araya, M, Armandula, H, Ballmer, S, Barish, B C, Bhawal, B, Billingsley, G, Black, E, Blackburn, K, Bork, R, Boschi, V, Busby, D, Cardenas, L, Cepeda, C, Chatterji, S, and Coyne, D. 2008. "Search for gravitational waves from binary inspirals in S3 and S4 LIGO data". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVD.77.062002.
@article{osti_21249772,
title = {Search for gravitational waves from binary inspirals in S3 and S4 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 Ballmer, S and Barish, B C and Bhawal, B and Billingsley, G and Black, E and Blackburn, K and Bork, R and Boschi, V and Busby, D and Cardenas, L and Cepeda, C and Chatterji, S and Coyne, D},
abstractNote = {We report on a search for gravitational waves from the coalescence of compact binaries during the third and fourth LIGO science runs. The search focused on gravitational waves generated during the inspiral phase of the binary evolution. In our analysis, we considered three categories of compact binary systems, ordered by mass: (i) primordial black hole binaries with masses in the range 0.35M{sub {center_dot}}<m{sub 1}, m{sub 2}<1.0M{sub {center_dot}}, (ii) binary neutron stars with masses in the range 1.0M{sub {center_dot}}<m{sub 1}, m{sub 2}<3.0M{sub {center_dot}}, and (iii) binary black holes with masses in the range 3.0M{sub {center_dot}}<m{sub 1}, m{sub 2}<m{sub max} with the additional constraint m{sub 1}+m{sub 2}<m{sub max}, where m{sub max} was set to 40.0M{sub {center_dot}} and 80.0M{sub {center_dot}} in the third and fourth science runs, respectively. Although the detectors could probe to distances as far as tens of Mpc, no gravitational-wave signals were identified in the 1364 hours of data we analyzed. Assuming a binary population with a Gaussian distribution around 0.75-0.75M{sub {center_dot}}, 1.4-1.4M{sub {center_dot}}, and 5.0-5.0M{sub {center_dot}}, we derived 90%-confidence upper limit rates of 4.9 yr{sup -1}L{sub 10}{sup -1} for primordial black hole binaries, 1.2 yr{sup -1}L{sub 10}{sup -1} for binary neutron stars, and 0.5 yr{sup -1}L{sub 10}{sup -1} for stellar mass binary black holes, where L{sub 10} is 10{sup 10} times the blue-light luminosity of the Sun.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.77.062002},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/21249772}, journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
issn = {0556-2821},
number = 6,
volume = 77,
place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {3}
}