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Type: Journal article
Title: Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspiral, merger, and ringdown
Author: Hosken, D.
Munch, J.
Ottaway, D.
Veitch, P.
Citation: Physical Review. D. Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 2011; 83(12):122005-1-122005-20
Publisher: American Physical Soc
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 1550-7998
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J. Abadie... D. J. Hosken... J. Munch... D. J. Ottaway... P. J. al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration, VIRGO Collaboration)
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⊙ 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.
Description: Erratum published 2012; 86(6)
Rights: ©2011 American Physical Society
RMID: 0020109474
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.83.122005
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