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Search for gravitational wave ringdowns from perturbed intermediate mass black holes in LIGO-Virgo data from 2005-2010

Chow, Jong; Chua, Sheon; Gossler, Stefan; Inta, Ra; Mow-Lowry, C; Mullavey, Adam; Nguyen, Thanh; Rabeling, David; Scott, Susan M; Shaddock, Daniel; Slagmolen, Bram; Wade, Andrew; Wette, Karl; Acernese, F; Adams, C; Allen, B; Bartos, I; Beker, M G; Bertolini, A; Beyersdorf, P T; Blair, David Gerald; Bose, S; Brau, J E; Burman, R; Charlton, Philip; Christensen, N; Coward, D; Dhurandhar, S; Factourovich, M; Fairhurst, S; Finn, Lee; Gehrels, N; Giaime, J; Greenhalgh, R. J. S.; Gustafson, R; Hammer, D; Hewitson, M; Howell, E; Iyer, B R; Kawabe, Keita; Landry, M; Meadors, G.D.; Mendell, G; Owen, Benjamin; Penn, S; Rajalakshmi, G; Reed, C M; Reitze, D; Riles, K; Sammut, L; Sathyaprakash, B; Saulson, P; Schofield, R; Sengupta, Anand S; Sigg, D; Sintes, A; Souradeep, T; Summerscales, T.Z.; Susmithan, S; Unnikrishnan, C S; Veitch, Peter John; Vorvick, C; Whiting, B F; Basti, A; Genin, E; Vinet, J-Y; Bulten, H.J.; Mandic, V.; Van Den Brand, J.; Vocca, H; McClelland, David; Ward, Robert; Miller, John; Abbott, T; Staley, A


We report results from a search for gravitational waves produced by perturbed intermediate mass black holes (IMBH) in data collected by LIGO and Virgo between 2005 and 2010. The search was sensitive to astrophysical sources that produced damped sinusoid gravitational wave signals, also known as ringdowns, with frequency 50≤f0/Hz≤2000 and decay timescale 0.0001 τ/s 0.1 characteristic of those produced in mergers of IMBH pairs. No significant gravitational wave candidate was detected. We report...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review D-Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.89.102006


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