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Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspiral, merger, and ringdown

Abadie, J et al. (2011) 'Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspiral, merger, and ringdown.' Physical Review D, 83 (122005). ISSN 1550-7998

Abstract

We present the first modeled search for gravitational waves using the complete binary black-hole gravitational waveform from inspiral through the merger and ringdown for binaries with negligible component spin. We searched approximately 2 years of LIGO data, taken between November 2005 and September 2007, for systems with component masses of 1–99M⊙ and total masses of 25–100M⊙. We did not detect any plausible gravitational-wave signals but we do place upper limits on the merger rate of binary black holes as a function of the component masses in this range. We constrain the rate of mergers for 19M⊙≤m1, m2≤28M⊙ binary black-hole systems with negligible spin to be no more than 2.0  Mpc−3 Myr−1 at 90% confidence.

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Devanka Pathak was one of 722 authors for this article. The full list of author details as well as the text of the article is available at the 'Related URL' below.

Keywords: gravitational waves – stars: magnetars
Divisions: Research Office / Professional Services
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Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2016 10:19
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2016 10:03
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/7877
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