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Abbott, B. P. and Abbott, R. and Adhikari, Rana X. and Ajith, P. and Allen, B. and Allen, G. and Amin, R. S. and Anderson, S. B. and Anderson, W. G. and Arain, M. A. and Araya, M. and Armandula, H. and Armor, P. and Aso, Y. and Aston, S. and Aufmuth, P. and Aulbert, C. and Babak, S. and Baker, P. and Ballmer, S. and Bantilan, H. and Barish, B. C. and Barker, C. and Barker, D. and Barr, B. and Barriga, P. and Barsotti, L. and Barton, M. A. and Bartos, I. and Bassiri, R. and Bastarrika, M. and Behnke, B. and Benacquista, M. and Betzwieser, J. and Beyersdorf, P. T. and Bilenko, I. A. and Billingsley, G. and Biswas, R. and Black, E. and Blackburn, J. K. and Blackburn, L. and Blair, D. and Bland, B. and Bodiya, T. P. and Bogue, L. and Bork, R. and Boschi, V. and Bose, S. and Brady, P. R. and Braginsky, V. B. and Brau, J. E. and Brinkmann, M. and Brooks, A. F. and Brown, D. A. and Brunet, G. and Bullington, A. and Buonanno, A. and Burmeister, O. and Byer, R. L. and Cadonati, L. and Cagnoli, G. and Camp, J. B. and Cannizzo, J. and Cannon, K. C. and Cao, J. and Cardenas, L. and Cardoso, V. and Caride, S. and Casebolt, T. and Castaldi, G. and Caudill, S. and Cavaglià, M. and Cepeda, C. and Chalkley, E. and Charlton, P. and Chatterji, S. and Chelkowski, S. and Chen, Yanbei and Christensen, N. and Clark, D. and Clark, J. and Clayton, J. H. and Cokelaer, T. and Conte, R. and Cook, D. and Corbitt, T. R. C. and Cornish, N. and Coyne, D. C. and Creighton, J. D. E. and Creighton, T. D. and Cruise, A. M. and Cumming, A. and Cunningham, L. and Cutler, R. M. and Danzmann, K. and Daudert, B. and Davies, G. and DeBra, D. and Degallaix, J. and Dergachev, V. and Desai, S. and DeSalvo, R. and Dhurandhar, S. and Díaz, M. and Dickson, J. and Dietz, A. and Donovan, F. and Dooley, K. L. and Doomes, E. E. and Drever, R. W. P. and Duke, I. and Dumas, J. C. and Dwyer, J. and Echols, C. and Edgar, M. and Effler, A. and Ehrens, P. and Ely, G. and Espinoza, E. and Etzel, T. and Evans, M. and Evans, T. and Fairhurst, S. and Faltas, Y. and Fan, Y. and Fazi, D. and Fejer, M. M. and Finn, L. S. and Flasch, K. and Foley, S. and Forrest, C. and Fotopoulos, N. and Franzen, A. and Frei, Z. and Freise, A. and Frey, R. and Fricke, T. T. and Fritschel, P. and Frolov, V. V. and Fyffe, M. and Garofoli, J. A. and Gholami, I. and Giaime, J. A. and Giampanis, S. and Giardina, K. D. and Goda, K. and Goetz, E. and Goggin, L. M. and González, G. and Gossler, S. and Gouaty, R. and Grant, A. and Gras, S. and Gray, C. and Gray, M. and Greenhalgh, R. J. S. and Gretarsson, A. M. and Grimaldi, F. and Grosso, R. and Grote, H. and Grunewald, S. and Guenther, M. and Gustafson, E. K. and Gustafson, R. and Hage, B. and Hallam, J. M. and Hanna, C. and Hanson, J. and Harms, J. and Harry, G. and Harstad, E. D. and Haughian, E. and Hayama, K. and Hayler, T. and Heefner, J. and Heng, I. S. and Heptonstall, A. and Hewitson, M. and Hild, S. and Hirose, E. and Hoak, D. and Holt, K. and Hosken, D. and Hough, J. and Huttner, S. H. and Ingram, D. and Ito, M. and Ivanov, A. and Johnson, B. and Johnson, W. W. and Jones, D. I. and Jones, G. and Jones, R. and Ju, L. and Kalmus, P. and Kalogera, V. and Kamat, S. and Kanner, J. and Kasprzyk, D. and Katsavounidis, E. and Kawabe, K. and Kawamura, S. and Kawazoe, F. and Kells, W. and Keppel, D. G. and Khalaidovski, A. and Khalili, Farid Ya. and Khan, R. and Khazanov, E. and King, P. and Kissel, J. S. and Klimenko, S. and Kocsis, B. and Kokeyama, K. and Kondrashov, V. and Kopparapu, R. and Koranda, S. and Kozak, D. and Kozhevatov, I. and Krishnan, B. and Kwee, P. and Landry, M. and Lantz, B. and Lazzarini, A. and Lei, M. and Leonor, I. and Li, C. and Lin, H. and Lindquist, P. E. and Littenberg, T. B. and Lockerbie, N. A. and Lodhia, D. and Lormand, M. and Lu, P. and Lubinski, M. and Lucianetti, A. and Lück, H. and Machenschalk, B. and MacInnis, M. and Mageswaran, M. and Mailand, K. and Mandel, I. and Mandic, V. and Márka, S. and Márka, Z. and Markosyan, A. and Markowitz, J. and Maros, E. and Martin, I. W. and Martin, R. M. and Marx, J. N. and Mason, K. and Matichard, F. and Matone, L. and Matzner, R. and Mavalvala, N. and McCarthy, R. and McClelland, D. E. and McGuire, S. C. and McHugh, M. and McIntyre, G. and McKechan, D. and McKenzie, K. and Mehmet, M. and Melissinos, A. and Mendell, G. and Mercer, R. A. and Meshkov, S. and Messenger, C. J. and Meyers, D. and Miller, A. and Miller, J. and Minelli, J. and Mitra, S. and Mitrofanov, V. P. and Mitselmakher, G. and Mittleman, R. and Miyakawa, O. and Moe, B. and Mohanty, S. D. and Moreno, G. and Mors, K. and Mossavi, K. and MowLowry, C. and Mueller, G. and Muhammad, D. and Mukherjee, S. and Mukhopadhyay, H. and Mullavey, A. and Müller-Ebhardt, H. and Munch, J. and Murray, P. G. and Myers, E. and Myers, J. and Nash, T. and Nelson, J. and Newton, G. and Nishizawa, A. and Numata, K. and Ochsner, E. and O’Dell, J. and Ogin, G. and O’Reilly, B. and O’Shaughnessy, R. and Ottaway, D. J. and Ottens, R. S. and Overmier, H. and Owen, B. J. and Pan, Y. and Pankow, C. and Papa, M. A. and Parameshwaraiah, V. and Patel, P. and Pedraza, M. and Penn, S. and Perraca, A. and Petrie, T. and Pinto, I. M. and Pitkin, M. and Pletsch, H. J. and Plissi, M. V. and Postiglione, F. and Principe, M. and Prix, R. and Quetschke, V. and Raab, F. J. and Rabeling, D. S. and Radkins, H. and Raffai, P. and Rainer, N. and Rakhmanov, M. and Ramsunder, M. and Reed, T. and Rehbein, H. and Reid, S. and Reitze, D. H. and Riesen, R. and Riles, K. and Rivera, B. and Robertson, N. A. and Robinson, C. and Robinson, E. L. and Roddy, S. and Rogan, A. M. and Rollins, J. and Romano, J. D. and Romie, J. H. and Rowan, S. and Rüdiger, A. and Ruet, L. and Russell, P. and Ryan, K. and Sakata, S. and Sancho de la Jordana, L. and Sandberg, V. and Sannibale, V. and Santamaria, L. and Saraf, S. and Sarin, P. and Sathyaprakash, B. S. and Sato, S. and Saulson, P. R. and Savage, R. and Savov, P. and Scanlan, M. and Schediwy, S. W. and Schilling, R. and Schnabel, R. and Schofield, R. and Schutz, B. F. and Schwinberg, P. and Scott, J. and Scott, S. M. and Searle, A. C. and Sears, B. and Seifert, F. and Sellers, D. and Sengupta, A. S. and Sergeev, A. and Shapiro, B. and Shawhan, P. and Shoemaker, D. H. and Sibley, A. and Siemens, X. and Sigg, D. and Sinha, S. and Sintes, A. M. and Slagmolen, B. J. J. and Slutsky, J. and Smith, J. R. and Smith, M. R. and Smith, N. D. and Somiya, K. and Sorazu, B. and Stein, L. C. and Strain, K. A. and Stuver, A. and Summerscales, T. and Sun, K. X. and Sung, M. and Sutton, P. J. and Takahashi, H. and Tanner, D. B. and Taylor, R. and Taylor, R. and Thacker, J. and Thorne, K. A. and Thorne, K. S. and Thüring, A. and Tokmakov, K. V. and Torres, C. and Torrie, C. and Traylor, G. and Trias, M. and Ugolini, D. and Urbanek, K. and Vahlbruch, H. and Van Den Broeck, C. and van der Sluys, M. V. and van Veggel, A. A. and Vass, S. and Vaulin, R. and Vecchio, A. and Veitch, J. D. and Veitch, P. and Villar, A. and Vorvick, C. and Vyachanin, S. P. and Waldman, S. J. and Wallace, L. and Ward, H. and Ward, R. L. and Weinert, M. and Weiss, R. and Wen, L. and Wen, S. and Wette, K. and Whelan, J. T. and Whitcomb, S. E. and Whiting, B. F. and Wilkinson, C. and Willems, P. A. and Williams, H. R. and Williams, L. and Willke, B. and Wilmut, I. and Winkler, W. and Wipf, C. C. and Wiseman, A. G. and Woan, G. and Wooley, R. and Worden, J. and Wu, W. and Yakushin, I. and Yamamoto, H. and Yan, Z. and Yoshida, S. and Zanolin, M. and Zhang, J. and Zhang, L. and Zhao, C. and Zotov, N. and Zucker, M. E. and zur Mühlen, H. and Zweizig, J. and Weinstein, Alan J. (2009) All-Sky LIGO Search for Periodic Gravitational Waves in the Early Fifth-Science-Run Data. Physical Review Letters, 102 (11). p. 111102. ISSN 0031-9007.

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We report on an all-sky search with the LIGO detectors for periodic gravitational waves in the frequency range 50–1100 Hz and with the frequency’s time derivative in the range -5 x 10^(-9)–0 Hzs^(-1). Data from the first eight months of the fifth LIGO science run (S5) have been used in this search, which is based on a semicoherent method (PowerFlux) of summing strain power. Observing no evidence of periodic gravitational radiation, we report 95% confidence-level upper limits on radiation emitted by any unknown isolated rotating neutron stars within the search range. Strain limits below 10^(-24) are obtained over a 200-Hz band, and the sensitivity improvement over previous searches increases the spatial volume sampled by an average factor of about 100 over the entire search band. For a neutron star with nominal equatorial ellipticity of 10^-6, the search is sensitive to distances as great as 500 pc.

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Weinstein, Alan J.0000-0002-0928-6784
Additional Information:© 2009 The American Physical Society. Received 18 October 2008; published 20 March 2009. We thank Deepto Chakrabarty and David Kaplan for useful discussions. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the U.S. National Science Foundation for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory and the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the U.K., 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 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India, the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy, the Spanish Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, the Conselleria d’Economia Hisenda i Innovació of the Govern de les Illes Balears, the Royal Society, the Scottish Funding Council, the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Carnegie Trust, the Leverhulme Trust, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Research Corporation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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Official Citation:All-Sky LIGO Search for Periodic Gravitational Waves in the Early Fifth-Science-Run Data B. P. Abbott, R. Abbott, R. Adhikari, P. Ajith, B. Allen, G. Allen, R. S. Amin, S. B. Anderson, W. G. Anderson, M. A. Arain, M. Araya, H. Armandula, P. Armor, Y. Aso, S. Aston, P. Aufmuth, C. Aulbert, S. Babak, P. Baker, S. Ballmer, H. Bantilan, B. C. Barish, C. Barker, D. Barker, B. Barr, P. Barriga, L. Barsotti, M. A. Barton, I. Bartos, R. Bassiri, M. Bastarrika, B. Behnke, M. Benacquista, J. Betzwieser, P. T. Beyersdorf, I. A. Bilenko, G. Billingsley, R. Biswas, E. Black, J. K. Blackburn, L. Blackburn, D. Blair, B. Bland, T. P. Bodiya, L. Bogue, R. Bork, V. Boschi, S. Bose, P. R. Brady, V. B. Braginsky, J. E. Brau, M. Brinkmann, A. F. Brooks, D. A. Brown, G. Brunet, A. Bullington, A. Buonanno, O. Burmeister, R. L. Byer, L. Cadonati, G. Cagnoli, J. B. Camp, J. Cannizzo, K. C. Cannon, J. Cao, L. Cardenas, V. Cardoso, S. Caride, T. Casebolt, G. Castaldi, S. Caudill, M. Cavaglia, C. Cepeda, E. Chalkley, P. Charlton, S. Chatterji, S. Chelkowski, Y. Chen, N. Christensen, D. Clark, J. Clark, J. H. Clayton, T. Cokelaer, R. Conte, D. Cook, T. R. C. Corbitt, N. Cornish, D. C. Coyne, J. D. E. Creighton, T. D. Creighton, A. M. Cruise, A. Cumming, L. Cunningham, R. M. Cutler, K. Danzmann, B. Daudert, G. Davies, D. DeBra, J. Degallaix, V. Dergachev, S. Desai, R. DeSalvo, S. Dhurandhar, M. Diaz, J. Dickson, A. Dietz, F. Donovan, K. L. Dooley, E. E. Doomes, R. W. P. Drever, I. Duke, J.-C. Dumas, J. Dwyer, C. Echols, M. Edgar, A. Effler, P. Ehrens, G. Ely, E. Espinoza, T. Etzel, M. Evans, T. Evans, S. Fairhurst, Y. Faltas, Y. Fan, D. Fazi, M. M. Fejer, L. S. Finn, K. Flasch, S. Foley, C. Forrest, N. Fotopoulos, A. Franzen, Z. Frei, A. Freise, R. Frey, T. T. Fricke, P. Fritschel, V. V. Frolov, M. Fyffe, J. A. Garofoli, I. Gholami, J. A. Giaime, S. Giampanis, K. D. Giardina, K. Goda, E. Goetz, L. M. Goggin, G. Gonzalez, S. Gossler, R. Gouaty, A. Grant, S. Gras, C. Gray, M. Gray, R. J. S. Greenhalgh, A. M. Gretarsson, F. Grimaldi, R. Grosso, H. Grote, S. Grunewald, M. Guenther, E. K. Gustafson, R. Gustafson, B. Hage, J. M. Hallam, C. Hanna, J. Hanson, J. Harms, G. M. Harry, E. D. Harstad, E. Haughian, K. Hayama, T. Hayler, J. Heefner, I. S. Heng, A. Heptonstall, M. Hewitson, S. Hild, E. Hirose, D. Hoak, K. Holt, D. Hosken, J. Hough, S. H. Huttner, D. Ingram, M. Ito, A. Ivanov, B. Johnson, W. W. Johnson, D. I. Jones, G. Jones, R. Jones, L. Ju, P. Kalmus, V. Kalogera, S. Kamat, J. Kanner, D. Kasprzyk, E. Katsavounidis, K. Kawabe, S. Kawamura, F. Kawazoe, W. Kells, D. G. Keppel, A. Khalaidovski, F. Ya. Khalili, R. Khan, E. Khazanov, P. King, J. S. Kissel, S. Klimenko, B. Kocsis, K. Kokeyama, V. Kondrashov, R. Kopparapu, S. Koranda, D. Kozak, I. Kozhevatov, B. Krishnan, P. Kwee, M. Landry, B. Lantz, A. Lazzarini, M. Lei, I. Leonor, C. Li, H. Lin, P. E. Lindquist, T. B. Littenberg, N. A. Lockerbie, D. Lodhia, M. Lormand, P. Lu, M. Lubinski, A. Lucianetti, H. Luck, B. Machenschalk, M. MacInnis, M. Mageswaran, K. Mailand, I. Mandel, V. Mandic, S. Marka, Z. Marka, A. Markosyan, J. Markowitz, E. Maros, I. W. Martin, R. M. Martin, J. N. Marx, K. Mason, F. Matichard, L. Matone, R. Matzner, N. Mavalvala, R. McCarthy, D. E. McClelland, S. C. McGuire, M. McHugh, G. McIntyre, D. McKechan, K. McKenzie, M. Mehmet, A. Melissinos, G. Mendell, R. A. Mercer, S. Meshkov, C. J. Messenger, D. Meyers, A. Miller, J. Miller, J. Minelli, S. Mitra, V. P. Mitrofanov, G. Mitselmakher, R. Mittleman, O. Miyakawa, B. Moe, S. D. Mohanty, G. Moreno, K. Mors, K. Mossavi, C. MowLowry, G. Mueller, D. Muhammad, S. Mukherjee, H. Mukhopadhyay, A. Mullavey, H. Muller-Ebhardt, J. Munch, P. G. Murray, E. Myers, J. Myers, T. Nash, J. Nelson, G. Newton, A. Nishizawa, K. Numata, E. Ochsner, J. O'Dell, G. Ogin, B. O'Reilly, R. O'Shaughnessy, D. J. Ottaway, R. S. Ottens, H. Overmier, B. J. Owen, Y. Pan, C. Pankow, M. A. Papa, V. Parameshwaraiah, P. Patel, M. Pedraza, S. Penn, A. Perraca, T. Petrie, I. M. Pinto, M. Pitkin, H. J. Pletsch, M. V. Plissi, F. Postiglione, M. Principe, R. Prix, V. Quetschke, F. J. Raab, D. S. Rabeling, H. Radkins, P. Raffai, N. Rainer, M. Rakhmanov, M. Ramsunder, T. Reed, H. Rehbein, S. Reid, D. H. Reitze, R. Riesen, K. Riles, B. Rivera, N. A. Robertson, C. Robinson, E. L. Robinson, S. Roddy, A. M. Rogan, J. Rollins, J. D. Romano, J. H. Romie, S. Rowan, A. Rudiger, L. Ruet, P. Russell, K. Ryan, S. Sakata, L. Sancho de la Jordana, V. Sandberg, V. Sannibale, L. Santamaria, S. Saraf, P. Sarin, B. S. Sathyaprakash, S. Sato, P. R. Saulson, R. Savage, P. Savov, M. Scanlan, S. W. Schediwy, R. Schilling, R. Schnabel, R. Schofield, B. F. Schutz, P. Schwinberg, J. Scott, S. M. Scott, A. C. Searle, B. Sears, F. Seifert, D. Sellers, A. S. Sengupta, A. Sergeev, B. Shapiro, P. Shawhan, D. H. Shoemaker, A. Sibley, X. Siemens, D. Sigg, S. Sinha, A. M. Sintes, B. J. J. Slagmolen, J. Slutsky, J. R. Smith, M. R. Smith, N. D. Smith, K. Somiya, B. Sorazu, L. C. Stein, K. A. Strain, A. Stuver, T. Z. Summerscales, K.-X. Sun, M. Sung, P. J. Sutton, H. Takahashi, D. B. Tanner, R. Taylor, R. Taylor, J. Thacker, K. A. Thorne, K. S. Thorne, A. Thuring, K. V. Tokmakov, C. Torres, C. Torrie, G. Traylor, M. Trias, D. Ugolini, K. Urbanek, H. Vahlbruch, C. Van Den Broeck, M. V. van der Sluys, A. A. van Veggel, S. Vass, R. Vaulin, A. Vecchio, J. D. Veitch, P. Veitch, A. Villar, C. Vorvick, S. P. Vyachanin, S. J. Waldman, L. Wallace, H. Ward, R. L. Ward, M. Weinert, A. J. Weinstein, R. Weiss, L. Wen, S. Wen, K. Wette, J. T. Whelan, S. E. Whitcomb, B. F. Whiting, C. Wilkinson, P. A. Willems, H. R. Williams, L. Williams, B. Willke, I. Wilmut, W. Winkler, C. C. Wipf, A. G. Wiseman, G. Woan, R. Wooley, J. Worden, W. Wu, I. Yakushin, H. Yamamoto, Z. Yan, S. Yoshida, M. Zanolin, J. Zhang, L. Zhang, C. Zhao, N. Zotov, M. E. Zucker, H. zur Muhlen, and J. Zweizig LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Phys. Rev. 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