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Search for gravitational waves from low mass compact binary coalescence in LIGO’s sixth science run and Virgo’s science runs 2 and 3

Abadie, J. and Abbott, B. P. and Abbott, R. and Adhikari, Rana X. and Ajith, P. and Anderson, S. B. and Arai, K. and Araya, M. C. and Betzwieser, J. and Billingsley, G. and Black, E. and Blackburn, J. K. and Bork, R. and Brooks, A. F. and Cepeda, C. and Chalermsongsak, T. and Chen, Y. and Corsi, A. and Coyne, D. C. and Dannenberg, R. and Daudert, B. and Dergachev, V. and DeSalvo, R. and Driggers, J. C. and Ehrens, P. and Engel, R. and Etzel, T. and Fotopoulos, N. and Gustafson, E. K. and Hanna, C. and Heefner, J. and Heptonstall, A. W. and Hodge, K. A. and Hong, T. and Ivanov, A. and Jacobson, M. and Kalmus, P. and Kells, W. and Keppel, D. G. and King, P. J. and Kondrashov, V. and Korth, W. Z. and Kozak, D. and Lazzarini, A. and Lindquist, P. E. and Mageswaran, M. and Mailand, K. and Maros, E. and Marx, J. N. and McIntyre, G. and Meshkov, S. and Nash, T. and Ogin, G. H. and Osthelder, C. and Patel, P. and Pedraza, M. and Phelps, M. and Price, L. R. and Privitera, S. and Robertson, N. A. and Sannibale, V. and Santamaria, L. and Searle, A. C. and Seifert, F. and Sengupta, A. S. and Singer, A. and Singer, L. and Smith, M. R. and Stochino, A. and Taylor, R. and Thorne, K. S. and Torrie, C. I. and Vass, S. and Villar, A. E. and Wallace, L. and Wen, L. and Whitcomb, S. E. and Willems, P. A. and Yamamoto, H. and Yang, H. and Yeaton-Massey, D. and Zhang, L. and Zweizig, J. and Ott, C. D. and Luan, J. and Somiya, K. and Vallisneri, M. and Drever, R. W. P. and Harms, J. and Weinstein, Alan J. (2012) Search for gravitational waves from low mass compact binary coalescence in LIGO’s sixth science run and Virgo’s science runs 2 and 3. Physical Review D, 85 (8). Art. No. 082002. ISSN 0556-2821. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120518-143548930

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We report on a search for gravitational waves from coalescing compact binaries using LIGO and Virgo observations between July 7, 2009, and October 20, 2010. We searched for signals from binaries with total mass between 2 and 25M_⊙; this includes binary neutron stars, binary black holes, and binaries consisting of a black hole and neutron star. The detectors were sensitive to systems up to 40 Mpc distant for binary neutron stars, and further for higher mass systems. No gravitational-wave signals were detected. We report upper limits on the rate of compact binary coalescence as a function of total mass, including the results from previous LIGO and Virgo observations. The cumulative 90% confidence rate upper limits of the binary coalescence of binary neutron star, neutron star-black hole, and binary black hole systems are 1.3×10^(-4), 3.1×10^(-5), and 6.4×10^(-6)  Mpc^(-3) yr^(-1), respectively. These upper limits are up to a factor 1.4 lower than previously derived limits. We also report on results from a blind injection challenge.


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Weinstein, Alan J.0000-0002-0928-6784
Additional Information:© 2012 American Physical Society. Received 16 December 2011; published 19 April 2012. 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 the support of the research by these agencies and by the Australian Research Council, the International Science Linkages program of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India, the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy, the Spanish Ministerio de Educaciόn y Ciencia, the Conselleria d’Economia Hisenda i Innovaciό of the Govern de les Illes Balears, the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the FOCUS Programme of Foundation for Polish Science, 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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Australian Research CouncilUNSPECIFIED
International Science Linkages program of the Commonwealth of AustraliaUNSPECIFIED
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of IndiaUNSPECIFIED
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Spanish Ministerio de Educaciόn y CienciaUNSPECIFIED
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Official Citation:Search for gravitational waves from low mass compact binary coalescence in LIGO’s sixth science run and Virgo’s science runs 2 and 3 J. Abadie et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Virgo Collaboration) Published 19 April 2012 (12 pages) 082002
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