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Search for gravitational waves associated with the August 2006 timing glitch of the Vela pulsar

Abadie, J. and Abbott, R. and Abbott, B. P. 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, L. and Bork, R. and Brooks, A. F. and Cannon, K. C. and Cardenas, L. and Cepeda, C. and Chalermsongsak, T. and Chatterji, S. and Coyne, D. C. and Daudert, B. and DeSalvo, R. and Driggers, J. and Ehrens, P. (2011) Search for gravitational waves associated with the August 2006 timing glitch of the Vela pulsar. Physical Review D, 83 (4). Art. No. 042001. ISSN 2470-0010. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20110318-145131300

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Abstract

The physical mechanisms responsible for pulsar timing glitches are thought to excite quasinormal mode oscillations in their parent neutron star that couple to gravitational-wave emission. In August 2006, a timing glitch was observed in the radio emission of PSR B0833-45, the Vela pulsar. At the time of the glitch, the two colocated Hanford gravitational-wave detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave observatory (LIGO) were operational and taking data as part of the fifth LIGO science run (S5). We present the first direct search for the gravitational-wave emission associated with oscillations of the fundamental quadrupole mode excited by a pulsar timing glitch. No gravitational-wave detection candidate was found. We place Bayesian 90% confidence upper limits of 6.3 x 10^(-21) to 1.4 x 10^(-20) on the peak intrinsic strain amplitude of gravitational-wave ring-down signals, depending on which spherical harmonic mode is excited. The corresponding range of energy upper limits is 5.0 x 10^(-44) to 1.3 x 10^(-45) erg.


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Adhikari, Rana X.0000-0002-5731-5076
Billingsley, G.0000-0002-4141-2744
Additional Information:© 2011 American Physical Society. Received 22 November 2010; published 1 February 2011; corrected 2 March 2011. Publisher's Note: J. Abadie et al., Publisher’s Note: Search for gravitational waves associated with the August 2006 timing glitch of the Vela pulsar [Phys. Rev. D 83, 042001 (2011)], Phys. Rev. D 83, 069902 (2011). The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the United States National Science Foundation for the construction and operation of the LIGO Laboratory and 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. 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 Educaciόn y Ciencia, the Conselleria d’Economia Hisenda i Innovaciό 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. This paper has been assigned LIGO Document No. P1000030-v11.
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Classification Code:PACS: 04.80.Nn; 07.05.Kf; 95.85.Sz; 97.60.Gb
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Official Citation:Search for gravitational waves associated with the August 2006 timing glitch of the Vela pulsar J. Abadie et al. (The LIGO Scientific Collaboration) Published 1 February 2011 (13 pages) 042001
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