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  Searches for Gravitational Waves from Known Pulsars With Science Run 5 Ligo Data

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration, The Virgo Collaboration, Abbott, B. P., Abbott, R., Acernese, F., Adhikari, R., et al. (2010). Searches for Gravitational Waves from Known Pulsars With Science Run 5 Ligo Data. Astrophysical Journal, 713(1), 671-685. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/713/1/671.

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The LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Author              
The Virgo Collaboration, Author              
Abbott, B. P., Author
Abbott, R., Author
Acernese, F., Author
Adhikari, R., Author
Ajith, P.1, Author
Allen, B.2, Author           
Allen, G., Author
Alshourbagy, M., Author
Amin, R. S., Author
Anderson, S. B., Author
Anderson, W. G., Author
Antonucci, F., Author
Aoudia, S.3, Author
Arain, M. A., Author
Araya, M., Author
Armandula, H., Author
Armor, P., Author
Arun, K. G., Author
Aso, Y., AuthorAston, S., AuthorAstone, P., AuthorAufmuth, Peter4, Author           Aulbert, C.2, Author           Babak, Stanislav5, Author           Baker, P., AuthorBallardin, G., AuthorBallmer, S., AuthorBarker, C., AuthorBarker, D., AuthorBarone, F., AuthorBarr, B., AuthorBarriga, P., AuthorBarsotti, L., AuthorBarsuglia, M., AuthorBarton, M. A., AuthorBartos, I., AuthorBassiri, R., AuthorBastarrika, M., AuthorBauer, Th. S., AuthorBehnke, B.2, Author           Beker, M., AuthorBenacquista, M., AuthorBetzwieser, J., AuthorBeyersdorf, P. T., AuthorBigotta, S., AuthorBilenko, I. A., AuthorBillingsley, G., AuthorBirindelli, S., AuthorBiswas, R., AuthorBizouard, M. A., AuthorBlack, E., AuthorBlackburn, J. K., AuthorBlackburn, L., AuthorBlair, D., AuthorBland, B., AuthorBoccara, C., AuthorBodiya, T. P., AuthorBogue, L., AuthorBondu, F., AuthorBonelli, L., AuthorBork, R., AuthorBoschi, V., AuthorBose, S., AuthorBosi, L., AuthorBraccini, S., AuthorBradaschia, C., AuthorBrady, P. 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1AEI-Hannover, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, Hannover, DE, ou_24009              
2Observational Relativity and Cosmology, AEI-Hannover, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_24011              
3AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, Golm, DE, ou_24008              
4Laser Interferometry & Gravitational Wave Astronomy, AEI-Hannover, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_24010              
5Astrophysical Relativity, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_24013              
6University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, ou_persistent22              
7Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_1933290              
8AEI-Hannover, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_24009              
9Laser Interferometry & Gravitational Wave Astronomy, AEI-Hannover, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society, Hannover, DE, ou_24010              


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 Abstract: We present a search for gravitational waves from 116 known millisecond and young pulsars using data from the fifth science run of the LIGO detectors. For this search, ephemerides overlapping the run period were obtained for all pulsars using radio and X-ray observations. We demonstrate an updated search method that allows for small uncertainties in the pulsar phase parameters to be included in the search. We report no signal detection from any of the targets and therefore interpret our results as upper limits on the gravitational wave signal strength. The most interesting limits are those for young pulsars. We present updated limits on gravitational radiation from the Crab pulsar, where the measured limit is now a factor of 7 below the spin-down limit. This limits the power radiated via gravitational waves to be less than ~2% of the available spin-down power. For the X-ray pulsar J0537 – 6910 we reach the spin-down limit under the assumption that any gravitational wave signal from it stays phase locked to the X-ray pulses over timing glitches, and for pulsars J1913+1011 and J1952+3252 we are only a factor of a few above the spin-down limit. Of the recycled millisecond pulsars, several of the measured upper limits are only about an order of magnitude above their spin-down limits. For these our best (lowest) upper limit on gravitational wave amplitude is 2.3 × 10–26 for J1603 – 7202 and our best (lowest) limit on the inferred pulsar ellipticity is 7.0 × 10–8 for J2124 – 3358.


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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/713/1/671
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