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Search for S3 LIGO data for gravitational wave signals for spinning black hole and neutron star binary inspirals

Abbott, B; Abbott, Robert; Adhikari, Rana; Agresti, A; Ajith, P; Allen, B; Amin, R; Anderson, S B; Anderson, W G; Arain, M; Ashley, Michael; 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; Ivanov, A

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We report on the methods and results of the first dedicated search for gravitational waves emitted during the inspiral of compact binaries with spinning component bodies. We analyze 788 hours of data collected during the third science run (S3) of the LIGO detectors. We searched for binary systems using a detection template family specially designed to capture the effects of the spin-induced precession of the orbital plane. We present details of the techniques developed to enable this search for...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorAbbott, B
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, Robert
dc.contributor.authorAdhikari, Rana
dc.contributor.authorAgresti, A
dc.contributor.authorAjith, P
dc.contributor.authorAllen, B
dc.contributor.authorAmin, R
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, S B
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, W G
dc.contributor.authorArain, M
dc.contributor.authorAshley, Michael
dc.contributor.authorDickson, James
dc.contributor.authorGossler, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorGray, Malcolm
dc.contributor.authorLam, Ping Koy
dc.contributor.authorMcClelland, David
dc.contributor.authorMcKenzie, Kirk
dc.contributor.authorMow-Lowry, C
dc.contributor.authorMoylan, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorRabeling, David
dc.contributor.authorScott, Susan M
dc.contributor.authorSearle, Antony
dc.contributor.authorSlagmolen, Bram
dc.contributor.authorWette, Karl
dc.contributor.authorHeefner, J
dc.contributor.authorHosken, Dave
dc.contributor.authorHough, J
dc.contributor.authorIvanov, A
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:39:04Z
dc.date.available2015-12-08T22:39:04Z
dc.identifier.issn1550-7998
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/36085
dc.description.abstractWe report on the methods and results of the first dedicated search for gravitational waves emitted during the inspiral of compact binaries with spinning component bodies. We analyze 788 hours of data collected during the third science run (S3) of the LIGO detectors. We searched for binary systems using a detection template family specially designed to capture the effects of the spin-induced precession of the orbital plane. We present details of the techniques developed to enable this search for spin-modulated gravitational waves, highlighting the differences between this and other recent searches for binaries with nonspinning components. The template bank we employed was found to yield high matches with our spin-modulated target waveform for binaries with masses in the asymmetric range 1.0M <m1<3.0M and 12.0M <m2<20.0M which is where we would expect the spin of the binary's components to have a significant effect. We find that our search of S3 LIGO data has good sensitivity to binaries in the Milky Way and to a small fraction of binaries in M31 and M33 with masses in the range 1.0M <m1, m2<20.0M. No gravitational wave signals were identified during this search. Assuming a binary population with spinning components and Gaussian distribution of masses representing a prototypical neutron star-black hole system with m1 1.35M and m2 5M, we calculate the 90%-confidence upper limit on the rate of coalescence of these systems to be 15.9yr-1L10-1, where L10 is 1010 times the blue light luminosity of the Sun.
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Society
dc.sourcePhysical Review D-Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
dc.titleSearch for S3 LIGO data for gravitational wave signals for spinning black hole and neutron star binary inspirals
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume78
dc.date.issued2008
local.identifier.absfor020105 - General Relativity and Gravitational Waves
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4103646xPUB132
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationAbbott, B, LIGO - California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAbbott, Robert, LIGO - California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAdhikari, Rana, LIGO - California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAgresti, A, LIGO - California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAjith, P, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
local.contributor.affiliationAllen, B, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
local.contributor.affiliationAmin, R, University of Florida
local.contributor.affiliationAnderson, S B, LIGO - California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationAnderson, W G, University of Texas
local.contributor.affiliationArain, M, University of Florida
local.contributor.affiliationAshley, Michael, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationDickson, James, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationGossler, Stefan, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationGray, Malcolm, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationLam, Ping Koy, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMcClelland, David, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMcKenzie, Kirk, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMow-Lowry, C, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMoylan, Andrew, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationRabeling, David, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationScott, Susan M, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSearle, Antony, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSlagmolen, Bram, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationWette, Karl, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationHeefner, J, California Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationHosken, Dave, University of Adelaide
local.contributor.affiliationHough, J, University of Glasgow
local.contributor.affiliationIvanov, A, California Institute of Technology
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage19
local.identifier.doi10.1103/PhysRevD.78.042002
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T10:13:19Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-49349113109
local.identifier.thomsonID000259368500006
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