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Published August 15, 2009 | Published
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Einstein@Home search for periodic gravitational waves in early S5 LIGO data

Abbott, B. P.
Abbott, R.
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Ajith, P. ORCID icon
Allen, B.
Allen, G.
Amin, R. S.
Anderson, S. B.
Anderson, W. G.
Arain, M. A.
Araya, M.
Armandula, H.
Armor, P.
Aso, Y.
Aston, S.
Aufmuth, P.
Aulbert, C.
Babak, S.
Baker, P.
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Barker, C.
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Bassiri, R.
Bastarrika, M.
Behnke, B.
Benacquista, M.
Betzwieser, J.
Beyersdorf, P. T.
Bilenko, I. A.
Billingsley, G. ORCID icon
Biswas, R. ORCID icon
Black, E.
Blackburn, J. K. ORCID icon
Blackburn, L.
Blair, D.
Bland, B.
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Bogue, L.
Bork, R.
Boschi, V.
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Brady, P. R. ORCID icon
Braginsky, V. B.
Brau, J. E.
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Brinkmann, M.
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Camp, J. B.
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Cardenas, L.
Caride, S.
Castaldi, G.
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Cavaglià, M.
Cepeda, C.
Chalermsongsak, T.
Chalkley, E.
Charlton, P.
Chatterji, S.
Chelkowski, S.
Chen, Y. ORCID icon
Christensen, N.
Chung, C. T. Y
Clark, D.
Clark, J.
Clayton, J. H.
Cokelaer, T.
Colacino, C. N.
Conte, R.
Cook, D.
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Cornish, N.
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Creighton, J. D. E.
Creighton, T. D.
Cruise, A. M.
Culter, R. M.
Cumming, A.
Cunningham, L.
Danilishin, S. L.
Danzmann, K.
Daubert, B.
Davies, G.
Daw, E. J.
DeBra, D.
Degallaix, J.
Dergachev, V.
Desai, S.
DeSalvo, R.
Dhurandhar, S.
Diaz, M.
Dietz, A.
Donovan, F.
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Dueck, J.
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Espinoza, E.
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Evans, M.
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Fairhurst, S.
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Fan, Y.
Fazi, D.
Fehrmann, H.
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Flasch, K.
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Frey, R.
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Frolov, V. V.
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Galdi, V.
Garofoli, J. A.
Gholami, I.
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Giampanis, S.
Giardina, K. D.
Goda, K.
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Goggin, L. M.
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Gouaty, R.
Grant, A.
Gras, S.
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Greenhalgh, R. J. S.
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Grimaldi, F.
Grosso, R.
Grote, H.
Grunewald, S.
Guenther, M.
Gustafson, E. K.
Gustafson, R.
Hage, B.
Hallam, J. M.
Hammer, D.
Hammond, G. D.
Hanna, C.
Hanson, J.
Harms, J. ORCID icon
Harry, G. M.
Harry, I. W.
Harstad, E. D.
Haughian, K.
Hayama, K.
Heefner, J.
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Heptonstall, A.
Hewitson, M.
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Holt, K.
Hosken, D. J.
Hough, J.
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Hughey, B.
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Isogai, T.
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Johnson, B.
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Jones, G.
Jones, R.
Ju, L.
Kalmus, P.
Kalogera, V. ORCID icon
Kandhasamy, S.
Kanner, J. ORCID icon
Kasprzyk, D.
Katsavounidis, E.
Kawabe, K.
Kawamura, S.
Kawazoe, F.
Kells, W.
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Khazanov, E.
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Klimenko, S.
Kokeyama, K.
Kondrashov, V.
Kopparapu, R.
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Krishnan, B.
Kumar, R.
Kwee, P.
Lam, P. K.
Landry, M.
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Lei, M.
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Overmier, H.
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Pan, Y.
Pankow, C.
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Parameshwaraiah, V.
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Rabeling, D. S.
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Rehbein, H.
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LIGO Scientific Collaboration


This paper reports on an all-sky search for periodic gravitational waves from sources such as deformed isolated rapidly spinning neutron stars. The analysis uses 840 hours of data from 66 days of the fifth LIGO science run (S5). The data were searched for quasimonochromatic waves with frequencies f in the range from 50 to 1500 Hz, with a linear frequency drift _ƒ (measured at the solar system barycenter) in the range -ƒ/T < ƒ_ < 0:1ƒ/T, for a minimum spin-down age T of 1000 years for signals below 400 Hz and 8000 years above 400 Hz. The main computational work of the search was distributed over approximately 100 000 computers volunteered by the general public. This large computing power allowed the use of a relatively long coherent integration time of 30 hours while searching a large parameter space. This search extends Einstein@Home's previous search in LIGO S4 data to about 3 times better sensitivity. No statistically significant signals were found. In the 125–225 Hz band, more than 90% of sources with dimensionless gravitational-wave strain tensor amplitude greater than 3 X 10^(-24) would have been detected.

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© 2009 The American Physical Society. Received 29 May 2009; published 11 August 2009. The authors thank the tens of thousands of volunteers who have supported the Einstein@Home project by donating their computer time and expertise for this analysis. Without their contributions, this work would not have been possible. 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 document has been assigned LIGO Laboratory document number LIGO-P0900032-v5.

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