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Search for gravitational waves from primordial black hole binary coalescences in the galactic halo

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D. and Zanolin, M. and Zawischa, I. and Zhang, L. and Zhu, R. and Zotov, N. and Zucker, M. and Zweizig, J. and Weinstein, Alan J. (2005) Search for gravitational waves from primordial black hole binary coalescences in the galactic halo. Physical Review D, 72 (8). Art. No. 082002. ISSN 0556-2821. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:ABBprd05c

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Abstract

We use data from the second science run of the LIGO gravitational-wave detectors to search for the gravitational waves from primordial black hole binary coalescence with component masses in the range 0.2–1.0M☉. The analysis requires a signal to be found in the data from both LIGO observatories, according to a set of coincidence criteria. No inspiral signals were found. Assuming a spherical halo with core radius 5 kpc extending to 50 kpc containing nonspinning black holes with masses in the range 0.2–1.0M☉, we place an observational upper limit on the rate of primordial black hole coalescence of 63 per year per Milky Way halo (MWH) with 90% confidence.


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Additional Information:© 2005 American Physical Society. Received 30 May 2005; published 25 October 2005. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States National Science Foundation for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory and the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council of the United Kingdom, the Max-Planck-Society, and the State of Niedersachsen/Germany for support of the construction and operation of the GEO600 detector. The authors also gratefully acknowledge the support of the research by these agencies and by the Australian Research Council, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India, the Department of Science and Technology of India, the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnologia, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Research Corporation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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