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Search for Gravitational-wave Inspiral Signals Associated with Short Gamma-ray Bursts During LIGO's Fifth and Virgo's First Science Run

Abadie, J. and Abbott, B. P. and Abbott, R. and Adhikari, Rana X. and Ajith, P. and Anderson, S. B. and Araya, M. and Aso, Y. and Ballmer, S. and Betzwieser, J. and Billingsley, G. and Black, E. and Blackburn, J. K. and Bork, R. and Brooks, A. F. and Cannon, K. C. and Cardenas, L. and Cepeda, C. and Chalermsongsak, T. and Chatterji, S. and Chen, Y. and Coyne, D. C. and Daudert, B. and DeSalvo, R. and Drever, R. W. P. and Driggers, J. and Ehrens, P. and Etzel, T. and Fazi, D. and Gustafson, E. K. and Hanna, C. and Heefner, J. and Heptonstall, A. and Hodge, K. A. and Ivanov, A. and Kalmus, P. and Kells, W. and Keppel, D. G. and King, P. J. and Kondrashov, V. and Kozak, D. and Lazzarini, A. and Lei, M. and Lindquist, P. E. and Mageswaran, M. and Mailand, K. and Mak, C. and Maros, E. and Marx, J. N. and McIntyre, G. and Meshkov, S. and Mino, Y. and Mitra, S. and Miyakawa, O. and Nash, T. and Ogin, G. H. and Pedraza, M. and Patel, P. and Robertson, N. A. and Sannibale, V. and Searle, A. C. and Seifert, F. and Sengupta, A. S. and Smith, S. R. and Somiya, K. and Stochino, A. and Taylor, R. and Thorne, K. S. and Torrie, C. I. and Turner, L. and Vallisneri, M. and Vass, S. and Villar, A. and Wallace, L. and Ward, R. L. and Whitcomb, S. E. and Wen, L. and Willems, P. A. and Yamamoto, H. and Yeaton-Massey, D. and Zhang, L. and Zweizig, J. and Weinstein, Alan J. (2010) Search for Gravitational-wave Inspiral Signals Associated with Short Gamma-ray Bursts During LIGO's Fifth and Virgo's First Science Run. Astrophysical Journal, 715 (2). pp. 1453-1461. ISSN 0004-637X. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20100609-133535106

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Abstract

Progenitor scenarios for short gamma-ray bursts (short GRBs) include coalescenses of two neutron stars or a neutron star and black hole, which would necessarily be accompanied by the emission of strong gravitational waves. We present a search for these known gravitational-wave signatures in temporal and directional coincidence with 22 GRBs that had sufficient gravitational-wave data available in multiple instruments during LIGO's fifth science run, S5, and Virgo's first science run, VSR1. We find no statistically significant gravitational-wave candidates within a [ – 5, + 1) s window around the trigger time of any GRB. Using the Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney U-test, we find no evidence for an excess of weak gravitational-wave signals in our sample of GRBs. We exclude neutron star-black hole progenitors to a median 90% confidence exclusion distance of 6.7 Mpc.


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Weinstein, Alan J.0000-0002-0928-6784
Additional Information:© 2010 The American Astronomical Society. Received 2010 January 18; accepted 2010 March 6; published 2010 May 12. We are indebted to the observers of the electromagnetic events and the GCN for providing us with valuable data. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States National Science Foundation for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory, the Science and Technology Facilities 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, and the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique for the construction and operation of the Virgo detector. The authors also gratefully acknowledge research support 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 Educaci´on y Ciencia, the Conselleria d’Economia Hisenda i Innovaci´o of the Govern de les Illes Balears, the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, 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. This document bears the LIGO document number P0900074.
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Subject Keywords:binaries: close; gamma-ray burst: general; gravitational waves
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Classification Code:PACS: 98.70.Rz; 95.30.Sf; 97.60.Jd; 97.60.Lf
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Official Citation: J. Abadie et al 2010 ApJ 715 1453 doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/715/2/1453
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Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
Deposited On:11 Jun 2010 21:09
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