Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspiral, merger, and ringdown
Author(s)Barnum, Sam; Barsotti, Lisa; Blackburn, Lindy L.; Bodiya, Timothy Paul; Corbitt, Thomas R.; Donovan, Frederick J.; Dwyer, S.; Evans, M.; Foley, S.; Fritschel, Peter K.; Harry, Gregory; Hughey, B.; Katsavounidis, Erotokritos; MacInnis, Myron E.; Mason, Kenneth R.; Matichard, Fabrice; Mavalvala, Nergis; Mittleman, Richard K.; Shapiro, B.; Shoemaker, David H.; Smith, N. D.; Stein, A.J.; Stein, L.C.; Waldman, S.J.; Weiss, Rainer; Wipf, Christopher; Zucker, M.E.; ... Show more Show less
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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⊙ and total masses of 25–100M⊙. 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⊙≤m₁, m2≤28M⊙ binary black-hole systems with negligible spin to be no more than 2.0 Mpc⁻3 Myr⁻1 at 90% confidence.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
Physical Review D
American Physical Society
Abadie, J. et al.(LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Virgo Collaboration). “Search for Gravitational Waves from Binary Black Hole Inspiral, Merger, and Ringdown.” Physical Review D 83.12 (2011): [20 pages]. CrossRef. Web. © 2012 American Physical Society.
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