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Search for Gravitational-Wave Bursts from Soft Gamma Repeaters

Abbott, B; Abbott, Robert; Adhikari, Rana; Ajith, P; Allen, B; Allen, G; Amin, R; Anderson, S B; Anderson, W G; Anderson, WG; Dickson, James; Gray, Malcolm; Lam, Ping Koy; McClelland, David; McKenzie, Kirk; Mow-Lowry, C; Rabeling, David; Scott, Susan M; Searle, Antony; Slagmolen, Bram; Wette, Karl; Heefner, J; Hosken, Dave; Hough, J; Hurley, K C; Ivanov, A

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We present a LIGO search for short-duration gravitational waves (GWs) associated with soft gamma ray repeater (SGR) bursts. This is the first search sensitive to neutron star f modes, usually considered the most efficient GW emitting modes. We find no evidence of GWs associated with any SGR burst in a sample consisting of the 27 Dec. 2004 giant flare from SGR 1806-20 and 190 lesser events from SGR 1806-20 and SGR 1900+14. The unprecedented sensitivity of the detectors allows us to set the most...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/36173
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.211102

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