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A scientific case study of an advanced LISA mission

Gong, Xuefei and Xu, Shengnian and Bai, Shan and Cao, Zhoujian and Chen, Gerui and Chen, Yanbei and He, Xiaokai and Heinzel, Gerhard and Lau, Yun-Kau and Liu, Chenzhou and Luo, Jun and Luo, Ziren and Patόn, Antonio Pulido and Rüediger, Albrecht and Shao, Mingxue and Spurzem, Rainer and Wang, Yan and Xu, Peng and Yeh, Hsien-Chi and Yuan, Yefei and Zhou, Zebing (2011) A scientific case study of an advanced LISA mission. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 28 (9). Art. No. 094012. ISSN 0264-9381.

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A brief status report of an ongoing scientific case study of the Advanced Laser Interferometer Antenna (ALIA) mission is presented. Key technology requirements and primary science objectives of the mission are covered in the study. Possible descope options for the mission and the corresponding compromise in science are also considered and compared. Our preliminary study indicates that ALIA holds promise in mapping out the mass and spin distribution of intermediate mass black holes possibly present in dense star clusters at low redshift as well as in shedding important light on the structure formation in the early Universe.

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Additional Information:© 2011 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 15 November 2010, in final form 18 February 2011. Published 18 April 2011. We are very grateful to Peter Bender for sharing with us many of his thoughts and insights concerning ALIA. The mission study is partially funded by the ‘Space Advanced Gravity Measurement’ project commissioned by the Space Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. We are also grateful to the NSFC of China and DFG of Germany for the support through the Sino-German exchange program. XG is supported by the Knowledge Innovative Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (no KJCX3-SYW-S03) and the NSFC under grant no 10775140. RS is supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists, grant no 2009S1-5 (The Silk Road Project).
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Space Center of the Chinese Academy of SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Chinese Academy of SciencesKJCX3-SYW-S03
NSFC (China)10775140
Chinese Academy of Sciences2009S1-5
Issue or Number:9
Classification Code:PACS: 04.80.Nn, 04.30.Db, 04.30.Tv. MSC: 85A15; 83C57; 83C35; 85A40.
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Official Citation:A scientific case study of an advanced LISA mission Xuefei Gong, Shengnian Xu, Shan Bai, Zhoujian Cao, Gerui Chen, Yanbei Chen, Xiaokai He, Gerhard Heinzel, Yun-Kau Lau, Chenzhou Liu, Jun Luo, Ziren Luo, Antonio Pulido Patón, Albrecht Rüdiger, Mingxue Shao, Rainer Spurzem, Yan Wang, Peng Xu, Hsien-Chi Yeh, Yefei Yuan and Zebing Zhou doi: 10.1088/0264-9381/28/9/094012
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Deposited On:12 May 2011 17:06
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