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GW170817: Implications for the Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background from Compact Binary Coalescences

Abbott, Benjamin P.; Abbott, Richard; Abbott, Thomas D.; Acernese, Fausto; Ackley, K.; Adams, T.; Addesso, P.; Adhikari, Rana X.; Adya, V.; Affeldt, C.; Altin, Paul; Chow, Jong; Forsyth, Perry; Mansell, Georgia; McClelland, David; McManus, David; McRae, Terry; Nguyen, Thanh; Rabeling, David; Scott, Susan M.; Shaddock, Daniel; Slagmolen, Bram; Ward, Robert; Wette, Karl; Yap, Min Jet; Kijbunchoo, Nutsinee; Manske, Michael

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The LIGO Scientific and Virgo Collaborations have announced the event GW170817, the first detection of gravitational waves from the coalescence of two neutron stars. The merger rate of binary neutron stars estimated from this event suggests that distant, unresolvable binary neutron stars create a significant astrophysical stochastic gravitational-wave background. The binary neutron star component will add to the contribution from binary black holes, increasing the amplitude of the total...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorAbbott, Benjamin P.
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, Richard
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, Thomas D.
dc.contributor.authorAcernese, Fausto
dc.contributor.authorAckley, K.
dc.contributor.authorAdams, T.
dc.contributor.authorAddesso, P.
dc.contributor.authorAdhikari, Rana X.
dc.contributor.authorAdya, V.
dc.contributor.authorAffeldt, C.
dc.contributor.authorAltin, Paul
dc.contributor.authorChow, Jong
dc.contributor.authorForsyth, Perry
dc.contributor.authorMansell, Georgia
dc.contributor.authorMcClelland, David
dc.contributor.authorMcManus, David
dc.contributor.authorMcRae, Terry
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Thanh
dc.contributor.authorRabeling, David
dc.contributor.authorScott, Susan M.
dc.contributor.authorShaddock, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorSlagmolen, Bram
dc.contributor.authorWard, Robert
dc.contributor.authorWette, Karl
dc.contributor.authorYap, Min Jet
dc.contributor.authorKijbunchoo, Nutsinee
dc.contributor.authorManske, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-25T05:15:13Z
dc.date.available2020-06-25T05:15:13Z
dc.identifier.issn0031-9007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/205548
dc.description.abstractThe LIGO Scientific and Virgo Collaborations have announced the event GW170817, the first detection of gravitational waves from the coalescence of two neutron stars. The merger rate of binary neutron stars estimated from this event suggests that distant, unresolvable binary neutron stars create a significant astrophysical stochastic gravitational-wave background. The binary neutron star component will add to the contribution from binary black holes, increasing the amplitude of the total astrophysical background relative to previous expectations. In the Advanced LIGO-Virgo frequency band most sensitive to stochastic backgrounds (near 25 Hz), we predict a total astrophysical background with amplitude ΩGW(f=25 Hz)=1.8-1.3+2.7×10-9 with 90% confidence, compared with ΩGW(f=25 Hz)=1.1-0.7+1.2×10-9 from binary black holes alone. Assuming the most probable rate for compact binary mergers, we find that the total background may be detectable with a signal-to-noise-ratio of 3 after 40 months of total observation time, based on the expected timeline for Advanced LIGO and Virgo to reach their design sensitivity.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Society
dc.rights© 2018 American Physical Society
dc.sourcePhysical Review Letters
dc.titleGW170817: Implications for the Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background from Compact Binary Coalescences
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume120
dc.date.issued2018-02-28
local.identifier.absfor020105 - General Relativity and Gravitational Waves
local.identifier.absfor020106 - High Energy Astrophysics; Cosmic Rays
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5786633xPUB277
local.publisher.urlhttps://journals.aps.org/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationAbbott, Benjamin P., California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAbbott, Richard, California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAbbott, Thomas D., Louisiana State University
local.contributor.affiliationAcernese, Fausto, Universita di Salerno
local.contributor.affiliationAckley, K., University of Florida
local.contributor.affiliationAdams, T., Université Savoie Mont Blanc
local.contributor.affiliationAddesso, P., University of Sannio at Benevento
local.contributor.affiliationAdhikari, Rana X, California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAdya, V., Max-Planck-Institut für, Gravitationsphysik
local.contributor.affiliationAffeldt, C., Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik
local.contributor.affiliationAltin, Paul, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationChow, Jong, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationForsyth, Perry, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMansell, Georgia, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMcClelland, David, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMcManus, David, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMcRae, Terry, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationNguyen, Thanh, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationRabeling, David, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationScott, Susan M., College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationShaddock, Daniel, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSlagmolen, Bram, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationWard, Robert, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationWette, Karl, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationYap, Min Jet, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationKijbunchoo, Nutsinee, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationManske, Michael, College of Science, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue9
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage12
local.identifier.doi10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.091101
local.identifier.absseo970102 - Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
dc.date.updated2022-08-21T08:17:24Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85043247385
local.identifier.thomsonIDWOS:000426325700001
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