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Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspirals in LIGO data

Abbott, B. and Abbott, R. and Adhikari, Rana X. and Ageev, A. and Agresti, J and Ajith, P. and Allen, B. and Allen, J. and Amin, R. and Anderson, S. B. and Anderson, W. G. and Araya, M. and Armandula, H. and Ashley, M. and Asiri, F. and Aufmuth, P. and Aulbert, C. and Babak, S. and Balasubramanian, R. and Ballmer, S. and Barish, B. C. and Barker, C. and Barker, D. and Barnes, M. and Barr, B. and Barton, M. A. and Bayer, K. and Beausoleil, R. and Belczynski, K. and Bennett, R. and Berukoff, S. J. and Betzwieser, J. and Bhawal, B. and Bilenko, I. A. and Billingsley, G. and Black, E. and Blackburn, K. and Blackburn, L. and Bland, B. and Bochner, B. and Bogue, L. and Bork, R. and Bose, S. and Brady, P. R. and Braginsky, V. B. and Brau, J. E. and Brown, D. A. and Bullington, A. and Bunkowski, A. and Buonanno, A. and Burgess, R. and Busby, D. and Butler, W. E. and Byer, R. L. and Cadonati, L. and Cagnoli, G. and Camp, J. B. and Cannizzo, J. and Cannon, K. and Cantley, C. 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R. and Williams, R. and Willke, B. and Wilson, A. and Winjum, B. J. and Winkler, W. and Wise, S. and Wiseman, A. G. and Woan, G. and Woods, D. and Wooley, R. and Worden, J. and Wu, W. and Yakushin, I. and Yamamoto, H. and Yoshida, S. and Zaleski, K. 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. (2006) Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspirals in LIGO data. Physical Review D, 73 (6). Art. No. 062001. ISSN 2470-0010. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:ABBprd06a

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Abstract

We report on a search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspirals in the data from the second science run of the LIGO interferometers. The search focused on binary systems with component masses between 3 and 20M_☉. Optimally oriented binaries with distances up to 1 Mpc could be detected with efficiency of at least 90%. We found no events that could be identified as gravitational waves in the 385.6 hours of data that we searched.


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Adhikari, Rana X.0000-0002-5731-5076
Billingsley, G.0000-0002-4141-2744
Kalogera, V.0000-0001-9236-5469
Kozak, D.0000-0003-3118-8950
Libbrecht, K.0000-0002-8744-3298
Mueller, G.0000-0001-8010-742X
Quetschke, V.0000-0002-8012-4868
Tanner, D. B.0000-0003-1940-4710
Vallisneri, M.0000-0002-4162-0033
Williams, R.0000-0002-9145-8580
Zhang, L.0000-0002-0898-787X
Zucker, M.0000-0002-2544-1596
Zweizig, J.0000-0002-1521-3397
Weinstein, Alan J.0000-0002-0928-6784
Additional Information:© 2006 The American Physical Society. Received 26 October 2005; published 7 March 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.
Group:TAPIR, LIGO
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Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (India)UNSPECIFIED
Department of Science and Technology (India)UNSPECIFIED
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Subject Keywords:gravitational waves, black holes, light interferometry
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