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Implementation of an F-statistic all-sky search for continuous gravitational waves in Virgo VSR1 data

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

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We present an implementation of the F-statistic to carry out the first search in data from the Virgo laser interferometric gravitational wave detector for periodic gravitational waves from a priori unknown, isolated rotating neutron stars. We searched a frequency f0 range from 100 Hz to 1 kHz and the frequency dependent spindown f1 range from -1.6(f0/100 Hz) ×10-9 Hz s?1 to zero. A large part of this frequencyspindown space was unexplored by any of the all-sky searches published so far. Our...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/75046
Source: Classical and Quantum Gravity
DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/31/16/165014

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