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Search for gravitational radiation from intermediate mass black hole binaries in data from the second LIGO-Virgo joint science run

Chow, Jong; Chua, Sheon; McClelland, David; Nguyen, Thanh; Scott, Susan M; Shaddock, Daniel; Slagmolen, Bram; Wade, Andrew; Ward, Robert; Van Den Brand, J.; Billingsley, G; Barish, Barry; Barone, F; Barsotti, L; Bartos, I; Basti, A; Beker, M G; Bertolini, A; Beyersdorf, P T; Black, E; Blackburn, James Kent; Blair, David Gerald; Blom, M; Bork, R; Brau, J E; Bulten, H.J.; Burman, R; Cao, J; Charlton, Philip; Christensen, N; Coyne, D; Dhurandhar, S; Ehrens, P; Etzel, T; Evans, M; Factourovich, M; Fairhurst, S; Finn, Lee; Fritschel, Peter; Frolov, V; Gehrels, N; Genin, E; Giaime, J; Greenhalgh, R. J. S.; Gustafson, R; Vass, S; Hammer, D; Heptonstall, A; Hewitson, M; Iyer, B R; Kawabe, Keita; Kells, W; Khazanov, E; King, P; Kozak, D; Vinet, J-Y; Landry, M; Lazzarini, A; MacInnis, M; Mageswaran, M; Mailand, K; Maros, E; Marx, Jay; Mavalvala, Nergis; Meadors, G.D.; Vocca, H; Mendell, G; Meshkov, S; Mittleman, R; Mueller, Guido; Ottaway, D J; Owen, Benjamin; Pedraza, M; Penn, S; Rajalakshmi, G; Vorvick, C; Reed, C M; Reitze, D; Riles, K; Sammut, L; Sathyaprakash, B; Saulson, P; Savage, R; Schofield, R; Sengupta, Anand S; Wallace, L; Shoemaker, D; Sigg, D; Sintes, A; Souradeep, T; Summerscales, T.Z.; Susmithan, S; Tanner, D B; Torrie, Calum; Unnikrishnan, C S; Weinstein, A; Wen, L; Whiting, B F; Acernese, F; Aasi, J; Abbott, T; Martynov, D; Staley, A; Abbott, Robert; Adams, C; Allen, B; Anderson, S B; Araya, M


This paper reports on an unmodeled, all-sky search for gravitational waves from merging intermediate mass black hole binaries (IMBHB). The search was performed on data from the second joint science run of the LIGO and Virgo detectors (July 2009-October 2010) and was sensitive to IMBHBs with a range up to ∼200Mpc, averaged over the possible sky positions and inclinations of the binaries with respect to the line of sight. No significant candidate was found. Upper limits on the coalescence-rate...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review D-Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.89.122003
Access Rights: Open Access


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