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Distinguishing black-hole spin-orbit resonances by their gravitational wave signatures. II. Full parameter estimation

Trifirò, Daniele and O’Shaughnessy, Richard and Gerosa, Davide and Berti, Emanuele and Kesden, Michael and Littenberg, Tyson and Sperhake, Ulrich (2016) Distinguishing black-hole spin-orbit resonances by their gravitational wave signatures. II. Full parameter estimation. Physical Review D, 93 (4). Art. No. 044071. ISSN 2470-0010. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20160318-165149774

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Abstract

Gravitational waves from coalescing binary black holes encode the evolution of their spins prior to merger. In the post-Newtonian regime and on the precession time scale, this evolution has one of three morphologies, with the spins either librating around one of two fixed points (“resonances”) or circulating freely. In this paper we perform full parameter estimation on resonant binaries with fixed masses and spin magnitudes, changing three parameters: a conserved “projected effective spin” ξ and resonant family ΔΦ=0,π (which uniquely label the source); the inclination θJN of the binary’s total angular momentum with respect to the line of sight (which determines the strength of precessional effects in the waveform); and the signal amplitude. We demonstrate that resonances can be distinguished for a wide range of binaries, except for highly symmetric configurations where precessional effects are suppressed. Motivated by new insight into double-spin evolution, we introduce new variables to characterize precessing black hole binaries which naturally reflects the time scale separation of the system and therefore better encode the dynamical information carried by gravitational waves.


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Sperhake, Ulrich0000-0002-3134-7088
Additional Information:© 2016 American Physical Society. (Received 6 August 2015; published 26 February 2016) D. T. is partially supported by the National Science Foundation through Awards No. PHY-1067985, No. PHY-1404139, No. PHY-1055103 and No. PHY-1307020. D. T. is grateful for the support and hospitality of V. Kalogera’s group and the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) at Northwestern University, where this project was conceived. R. O’S. is supported by NSF Award No. PHY-1505629. D. G. is supported by the UK STFC and the Isaac Newton Studentship of the University of Cambridge. E. B. is supported by NSF CAREER Grant No. PHY-1055103 and by FCT Contract No. IF/00797/2014/CP1214/CT0012 under the IF2014 Programme. M. K. is supported by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant No. FG-2015-65299. T. B. L. acknowledges NSF Award No. PHY-1307020. U.S. is supported by FP7-PEOPLE-2011-CIG Grant No. 293412, FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES Grant No. 295189, H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015 Grant No. StronGrHEP-690904, H2020 ERC Consolidator Grant Agreement No. MaGRaTh-646597, SDSC and TACC through XSEDE Grant No. PHY-090003 by the NSF, Finis Terrae through Grant No. ICTS-CESGA-249, STFC Roller Grant No. ST/L000636/1 and DiRAC’s Cosmos Shared Memory system through BIS Grant No. ST/J005673/1 and STFC Grants No. ST/H008586/1 and No. ST/K00333X/1. Computational resources were provided by the Northwestern University Grail cluster (CIERA) through NSF MRI Award No. PHY-1126812, by the Atlas cluster at AEI Hannover, supported by the Max Planck Institute and by the Nemo at cluster through NSF-092340.
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
NSF PHY-1067985
NSFPHY-1404139
NSFPHY-1055103
NSFPHY-1307020
NSFPHY-1505629
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)UNSPECIFIED
Isaac Newton StudentshipUNSPECIFIED
NSFPHY-1055103
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)IF/00797/2014/CP1214/CT0012
Alfred P. Sloan FoundationFG-2015-65299
FP7-PEOPLE-2011-CIG293412
FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IRSES295189
European Research Council (ERC)StronGrHEP-690904
European Research Council (ERC)MaGRaTh-646597
NSFPHY-090003
Centro de Supercomputación de Galicia (CESGA)ICTS-CESGA-249
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)ST/L000636/1
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)ST/J005673/1
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)ST/H008586/1
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)ST/K00333X/1
NSFPHY-1126812
Max Planck InstituteUNSPECIFIED
NSFPHY-092340
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Official Citation:Distinguishing black-hole spin-orbit resonances by their gravitational wave signatures. II. Full parameter estimation Daniele Trifirò, Richard O’Shaughnessy, Davide Gerosa, Emanuele Berti, Michael Kesden, Tyson Littenberg, and Ulrich Sperhake Phys. Rev. D 93, 044071 – Published 26 February 2016
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