Search for gravitational waves from compact binary coalescence in LIGO and Virgo data from S5 and VSR1

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

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Abstract

We report the results of the first search for gravitational waves from compact binary coalescence using data from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory and Virgo detectors. Five months of data were collected during the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory's S5 and Virgo's VSR1 science runs. The search focused on signals from binary mergers with a total mass between 2 and 35M(circle dot). No gravitational waves are identified. The cumulative 90confidence upper limits on the rate of compact binary coalescence are calculated for nonspinning binary neutron stars, black hole-neutron star systems, and binary black holes to be 8: 7 X 10(-3) yr(-1) L-10(-1), 2.2 X 10(-3) yr(-1) L-10(-1), and 4.4 X 10(-4) yr(-1) L-10(-1), respectively, where L-10 is 10(10) times the blue solar luminosity. These upper limits are compared with astrophysical expectations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102001
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume82
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2010

Keywords

  • catalog
  • forms
  • compact binary coalescence
  • gravitational waves

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