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Search for gravitational waves from galactic and extra-galactic binary neutron stars

Search for gravitational waves from galactic and extra-galactic binary neutron stars
Search for gravitational waves from galactic and extra-galactic binary neutron stars
We use 373 hours ([approximate]15 days) of data from the second science run of the LIGO gravitational-wave detectors to search for signals from binary neutron star coalescences within a maximum distance of about 1.5 Mpc, a volume of space which includes the Andromeda Galaxy and other galaxies of the Local Group of galaxies. This analysis requires a signal to be found in data from detectors at the two LIGO sites, according to a set of coincidence criteria. The background (accidental coincidence rate) is determined from the data and is used to judge the significance of event candidates. No inspiral gravitational-wave events were identified in our search. Using a population model which includes the Local Group, we establish an upper limit of less than 47 inspiral events per year per Milky Way equivalent galaxy with 90% confidence for nonspinning binary neutron star systems with component masses between 1 and 3M[sun].
1550-7998
1-22
Abbott, B.
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Abbott, R.
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Adhikari, R.
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Jones, D.I.
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LIGO Scientific Collaboration
Abbott, B.
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Abbott, R.
ceb7bd1e-f214-46dd-9972-a194692a86aa
Adhikari, R.
09554275-026e-4fa9-a28c-9165f58be847
Jones, D.I.
b8f3e32c-d537-445a-a1e4-7436f472e160

Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Adhikari, R. and Jones, D.I. , LIGO Scientific Collaboration (2005) Search for gravitational waves from galactic and extra-galactic binary neutron stars. Physical Review D, 72 (8), 1-22. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.72.082001).

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We use 373 hours ([approximate]15 days) of data from the second science run of the LIGO gravitational-wave detectors to search for signals from binary neutron star coalescences within a maximum distance of about 1.5 Mpc, a volume of space which includes the Andromeda Galaxy and other galaxies of the Local Group of galaxies. This analysis requires a signal to be found in data from detectors at the two LIGO sites, according to a set of coincidence criteria. The background (accidental coincidence rate) is determined from the data and is used to judge the significance of event candidates. No inspiral gravitational-wave events were identified in our search. Using a population model which includes the Local Group, we establish an upper limit of less than 47 inspiral events per year per Milky Way equivalent galaxy with 90% confidence for nonspinning binary neutron star systems with component masses between 1 and 3M[sun].

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Published date: 25 October 2005

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Local EPrints ID: 29276
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29276
ISSN: 1550-7998
PURE UUID: e065c5ac-56b1-444a-b24f-240e13460c24

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Date deposited: 11 May 2006
Last modified: 08 Aug 2017 16:32

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Author: B. Abbott
Author: R. Abbott
Author: R. Adhikari
Author: D.I. Jones

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