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Limits on Gravitational-Wave Emission from Selected Pulsars Using LIGO Data

Abbott, B. and Anderson, S. B. and Araya, M. and Armandula, H. and Asiri, F. and Barish, B. C. and Barnes, M. and Barton, M. A. and Bhawal, B. and Billingsley, G. and Black, E. and Blackburn, K. and Bogue, L. and Bork, R. and Buonanno, A. and Busby, D. and Cardenas, L. and Chandler, A. and Chapsky, J. and Charlton, P. and Chen, Y. and Coyne, D. and Creighton, T. D. and D'Ambrosio, E. and DeSalvo, R. and Ding, H. and Drever, R. W. P. and Edlund, J. A. and Ehrens, P. and Etzel, T. and Evans, M. and Farnham, D. and Fine, M. and Gillespie, A. and Grimmett, D. and Hartunian, A. and Heefner, J. and Hoang, P. and Hrynevych, M. and Ivanov, A. and Jones, L. and Jungwirth, D. and Kells, W. and King, C. and King, P. and Kozak, D. and Lazzarini, A. and Lei, M. and Libbrecht, K. and Lindquist, P. and Liu, S. and Logan, J. and Lyons, T. T. and Mageswaran, M. and Mailand, K. and Majid, W. and Mann, F. and Márka, S. and Maros, E. and Mason, J. and Meshkov, S. and Miyakawa, O. and Miyoki, S. and Nash, T. and Nocera, F. and Ouimette, D. and Pan, Y. and Pedraza, M. and Rao, S. R. and Redding, D. and Regehr, M. W. and Reilly, K. T. and Reithmaier, K. and Robison, L. and Romie, J. and Rose, D. and Russell, P. and Salzman, I. and Sanders, G. H. and Sannibale, V. and Sears, B. and Seel, S. and Shawhan, P. and Sievers, L. and Smith, M. R. and Spero, R. and Sumner, M. C. and Sutton, P. J. and Sylvestre, J. and Takamori, A. and Tariq, H. and Taylor, R. and Thorne, K. S. and Tilav, S. and Tinto, M. and Torrie, C. and Tyler, W. and Vallisneri, M. and Vass, S. and Wallace, L. and Ware, B. and Webber, D. and Wen, L. and Whitcomb, S. E. and Willems, P. A. and Williams, R. and Wilson, A. and Yamamoto, H. and Zhang, L. and Zweizig, J. and Weinstein, Alan J. (2005) Limits on Gravitational-Wave Emission from Selected Pulsars Using LIGO Data. Physical Review Letters, 94 (18). Art. No. 181103. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.181103.

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We place direct upper limits on the amplitude of gravitational waves from 28 isolated radio pulsars by a coherent multidetector analysis of the data collected during the second science run of the LIGO interferometric detectors. These are the first direct upper limits for 26 of the 28 pulsars. We use coordinated radio observations for the first time to build radio-guided phase templates for the expected gravitational-wave signals. The unprecedented sensitivity of the detectors allows us to set strain upper limits as low as a few times 10^(-24). These strain limits translate into limits on the equatorial ellipticities of the pulsars, which are smaller than 10^(-5) for the four closest pulsars.

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Additional Information:© 2005 The American Physical Society. Received 29 October 2004; published 12 May 2005. 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 Ciencia y Tecnologia, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Leverhulme Trust, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Research Corporation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This document has been assigned LIGO Laboratory Document No. LIGO-P040008-C-Z.
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Official Citation:Limits on Gravitational-Wave Emission from Selected Pulsars Using LIGO Data B. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration) Published 12 May 2005 (6 pages) 181103
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