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Upper Limit map of a background of gravitational waves

Abbott, B; Abbott, Robert; Adhikari, Rana; Agresti, A; Ajith, P; Allen, B; Amin, R; Anderson, S B; Anderson, WG; Arain, M; Ashley, Michael; Chow, Jong; Dickson, James; Gossler, Stefan; Gray, Malcolm; Lam, Ping Koy; McClelland, David; McKenzie, Kirk; Mow-Lowry, C; Moylan, Andrew; Rabeling, David; Scott, Susan M; Searle, Antony; Slagmolen, Bram; Wette, Karl; Heefner, J; Hosken, Dave; Hough, J; Howell, E; Ivanov, A

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We searched for an anisotropic background of gravitational waves using data from the LIGO S4 science run and a method that is optimized for point sources. This is appropriate if, for example, the gravitational wave background is dominated by a small number of distinct astrophysical sources. No signal was seen. Upper limit maps were produced assuming two different power laws for the source strain power spectrum. For an f-3 power law and using the 50 Hz to 1.8 kHz band the upper limits on the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/30000
Source: Physical Review D-Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.76.082003

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