Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspiral, merger, and ringdown

J. Abadie, N. A. Lockerbie, K. V. Tokmakov, LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Virgo Collaboration

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Abstract

We present the first modeled search for gravitational waves using the complete binary black-hole gravitational waveform from inspiral through the merger and ringdown for binaries with negligible component spin. We searched approximately 2 years of LIGO data, taken between November 2005 and September 2007, for systems with component masses of 1-99M(circle dot) and total masses of 25-100M(circle dot). We did not detect any plausible gravitational-wave signals but we do place upper limits on the merger rate of binary black holes as a function of the component masses in this range. We constrain the rate of mergers for 19M(circle dot)
Original languageEnglish
Article number122005
Number of pages20
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume83
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2011

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Keywords

  • gravitational waves
  • black holes
  • black-hole gravitational waveform
  • binary black holes

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Abadie, J., Lockerbie, N. A., Tokmakov, K. V., LIGO Scientific Collaboration, & Virgo Collaboration (2011). Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspiral, merger, and ringdown. Physical Review D, 83(12), [122005 ]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.83.122005