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Search for gravitational waves from intermediate mass binary black holes

Chow, Jong; Chua, Sheon; Inta, Ra; Lam, Ping Koy; McClelland, David; Miller, John; Mow-Lowry, C; Mullavey, Adam; Nguyen, Thanh; Scott, Susan M; Shaddock, Daniel; Slagmolen, Bram; Stefszky, Michael; Wade, Andrew; Abadie, J; Abbott, B; Abbott, Robert; Anderson, S B; Araya, M; Blackburn, James Kent; Etzel, T; Ivanov, A; Kozak, D; Meshkov, S; Heefner, J; Hosken, Dave; Howell, E

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We present the results of a weakly modeled burst search for gravitational waves from mergers of nonspinning intermediate mass black holes in the total mass range 100-450M and with the component mass ratios between 11 and 41. The search was conducted on data collected by the LIGO and Virgo detectors between November of 2005 and October of 2007. No plausible signals were observed by the search which constrains the astrophysical rates of the intermediate mass black holes mergers as a function of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/29613
Source: Physical Review D
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.85.102004

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