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Upper limits on the rates of binary neutron star and neutron star-black hole mergers from Advanced LIGO's first observing run

Abbott, Benjamin P; Abbott, Richard; Abernathy, M; Abbott, T; Acernese, Fausto; Ackley, K; Adams, Catherine Anne; Adams, T; Addesso, P; Adhikari, Rana; Altin, Paul; Chow, Jong; Mansell, Georgia; McClelland, David; McManus, David; McRae, Terry; Nguyen, Thanh; Rabeling, David; Scott, Susan M; Shaddock, Daniel; Slagmolen, Bram; Wade, Andrew; Ward, Robert

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We report here the non-detection of gravitational waves from the merger of binary-neutron star systems and neutron star-black hole systems during the first observing run of the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitationalwave Observatory (LIGO). In particular, we searched for gravitational-wave signals from binary-neutron star systems with component masses ∈[1, 3] M⊙? and component dimensionless spins <0.05. We also searched for neutron star-black hole systems with the same neutron star...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153576
Source: Astrophysical Journal Letters
DOI: 10.3847/2041-8205/832/2/L21

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