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We search for coincident gravitational wave signals from inspiralling neutron star binaries using LIGO and TAMA300 data taken during early 2003. Using a simple trigger exchange method, we perform an intercollaboration coincidence search during times when TAMA300 and only one of the LIGO sites were operational. We find no evidence of any gravitational wave signals. We place an observational upper limit on the rate of binary neutron star coalescence with component masses between 1 and 3Mסּ of 49 per year per Milky Way equivalent galaxy at a 90% confidence level. The methods developed during this search will find application in future network inspiral analyses.
|Additional Information:||© 2006 The American Physical Society. Received 11 January 2006; published 16 May 2006. 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 Educacion y Ciencia, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Research Corporation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. TAMA research is supported by a Grant-in- Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas (415) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. This work was also supported in part by JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Nos. 14047214 and 12640269. PACS: 95.85.Sz; 04.80.Nn; 07.05.Kf; 95.55.Ym|
|Subject Keywords:||gravitational waves; neutron stars; binary stars; gravitational wave detectors; light interferometry|
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