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  Search for gravitational waves from binary inspirals in S3 and S4 LIGO data

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Abbott, B., Abbott, R., Adhikari, R., Agresti, J., Ajith, P., et al. (2008). Search for gravitational waves from binary inspirals in S3 and S4 LIGO data. Physical Review D, 77(6): 062002. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.77.062002.

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The LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Author              
Abbott, B., Author
Abbott, R.1, Author
Adhikari, R.1, Author
Agresti, J.1, Author
Ajith, P.2, Author
Allen, B.3, Author              
Amin, R.1, Author
Anderson, S. B.1, Author
Anderson, W. G.1, Author
Arain, M.1, Author
Araya, M.1, Author
Armandula, H.1, Author
Ashley, M.1, Author
Aston, S.1, Author
Aufmuth, P.4, Author              
Aulbert, C.3, Author              
Babak, S.5, Author              
Ballmer, S.1, Author
Bantilan, H.1, Author
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 Abstract: We report on a search for gravitational waves from the coalescence of compact binaries during the third and fourth LIGO science runs. The search focused on gravitational waves generated during the inspiral phase of the binary evolution. In our analysis, we considered three categories of compact binary systems, ordered by mass: (i) primordial black hole binaries with masses in the range 0.35M center dot m(1), m(2) 1.0M center dot, (ii) binary neutron stars with masses in the range 1.0M center dot m(1), m(2) 3.0M center dot, and (iii) binary black holes with masses in the range 3.0M center dot m(1), m(2) m(max) with the additional constraint m(1) + m(2) m(max), where m(max) was set to 40.0M center dot and 80.0M center dot in the third and fourth science runs, respectively. Although the detectors could probe to distances as far as tens of Mpc, no gravitational-wave signals were identified in the 1364 hours of data we analyzed. Assuming a binary population with a Gaussian distribution around 0.75 - 0.75M center dot, 1.4 - 1.4M center dot, and 5.0 - 5.0M center dot, we derived 90%- confidence upper limit rates of 4.9 yr(-1)L(10)(-1) for primordial black hole binaries, 1.2 yr(-1)L(10)(-1) for binary neutron stars, and 0: 5 yr(-1)L(10)(-1) for stellar mass binary black holes, where L-10 is 10(10) times the blue-light luminosity of the Sun.


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