Joint LIGO and TAMA300 search for gravitational waves from inspiralling neutron star binaries

B. Abbott, C.A. Cantley, LIGO Scientific Collaboration, TAMA Collaboration

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Abstract

We search for coincident gravitational wave signals from inspiralling neutron star binaries using LIGO and TAMA300 data taken during early 2003. Using a simple trigger exchange method, we perform an intercollaboration coincidence search during times when TAMA300 and only one of the LIGO sites were operational. We find no evidence of any gravitational wave signals. We place an observational upper limit on the rate of binary neutron star coalescence with component masses between 1 and 3M⊙ of 49 per year per Milky Way equivalent galaxy at a 90% confidence level. The methods developed during this search will find application in future network inspiral analyses.
LanguageEnglish
Article number102002
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume73
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2006

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Keywords

  • LIGO
  • neutron star binaries
  • gravitational wave signals

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Abbott, B. ; Cantley, C.A. ; LIGO Scientific Collaboration ; TAMA Collaboration. / Joint LIGO and TAMA300 search for gravitational waves from inspiralling neutron star binaries. In: Physical Review D. 2006 ; Vol. 73, No. 10.
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In: Physical Review D, Vol. 73, No. 10, 102002, 15.05.2006.

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