Search for gravitational radiation from intermediate mass black hole binaries in data from the second LIGO-Virgo joint science run

J. Aasi, B.P. Abbott, R.S. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, M.R. Abernathy, T. Accadia, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C.A. Adams, T.S. Adams, P. Addesso, R.X. Adhikari, C. Affeldt, M. Agathos, N. Aggarwal, O.D. Aguiar, A. Ain, P.M. Ajith, A. Alemic, B.W. Allen & 827 others A. Allocca, D. Amariutei, M.B. Andersen, R.A. Anderson, S.B. Anderson, W.G. Anderson, K. Arai, M.C. Araya, C. Arceneaux, J.S. Areeda, S.M. Aston, P. Astone, P. Aufmuth, C. Aulbert, L. Austin, B.E. Aylott, S.V. Babak, P.T. Baker, G. Ballardin, S.W. Ballmer, J.C.B. Barayoga, M. Barbet, B.C. Barish, D. Barker, F.R. Barone, B.W. Barr, L. Barsotti, M. Barsuglia, M.A. Barton, I. Bartos, R. Bassiri, A. Basti, J.C. Batch, J. Bauchrowitz, T.S. Bauer, V. Bavigadda, B. Behnke, M. Bejger, M.G. Beker, C. Belczynski, A.S. Bell, C.J. Bell, G. Bergmann, D. Bersanetti, A. Bertolini, J.C. Betzwieser, P.T. Beyersdorf, I.A. Bilenko, G.L. Billingsley, J. Birch, S. Biscans, M. Bitossi, M.A. Bizouard, E.D. Black, J.K. Blackburn, L. Blackburn, David Blair, S. Bloemen, M.R. Blom, O. Bock, T.P. Bodiya, M. Boer, G. Bogaert, C. Bogan, C. Bond, F. Bondu, L. Bonelli, R. Bonnand, R. Bork, M. Born, V. Boschi, S. Bose, L.B. Bosi, C. Bradaschia, P.R. Brady, V.B. Braginsky, M. Branchesi, J.E. Brau, T. Briant, D.O. Bridges, A. Brillet, M. Brinkmann, V. Brisson, A.F. Brooks, D.A. Brown, D.D.E. Brown, F. Brückner, S. Buchman, T. Bulik, H.J. Bülten, A. Buonanno, Ron Burman, D. Buskulic, C. Buy, L. Cadonati, G. Cagnoli, J. Calderón Bustillo, E. Calloni, J.B. Camp, P. Campsie, K.C. Cannon, B. Canuel, J. Cao, C.D. Capano, F. Carbognani, L. Carbone, S. Caride, A.D. Castiglia, S.E. Caudill, M. Cavaglià, F. Cavalier, R. Cavalieri, C. Celerier, G.C. Cella, C. Cepeda, E. Cesarini, R. Chakraborty, T. Chalermsongsak, S.J. Chamberlin, S. Chao, P.R. Charlton, E. Chassande-Mottin, X. Chen, Y. Chen, A. Chincarini, A. Chiummo, H. Cho, J.H. Chow, N.L. Christensen, Q. Chu, S. Chua, S. Chung, G.S. Ciani, F.M. Clara, J.A. Clark, F. Cleva, E. Coccia, P.F. Cohadon, A. Colla, C. Collette, M. Colombini, L.R. Cominsky, M. Constancio, A. Conte, D. Cook, T.R.C. Corbitt, M. Cordier, N.J. Cornish, A. Corpuz, A. Corsi, C.A. Costa, M.W. Coughlin, S. Coughlin, J.P. Coulon, S. Countryman, P. Couvares, David Coward, M.J. Cowart, D.C. Coyne, R. Coyne, K.K. Craig, J.D.E. Creighton, S.G. Crowder, A.V. Cumming, L. Cunningham, E. Cuoco, K. Dahl, T.D. Dal Canton, M. Damjanic, Stefan Danilishin, S. D'Antonio, K.V. Danzmann, V. Dattilo, H.P. Daveloza, M. Davier, G.S. Davies, E.J. Daw, R. Day, T. Dayanga, G. Debreczeni, J. Degallaix, S. Deléglise, W. Del Pozzo, T. Denker, T. Dent, H. Dereli, V.A. Dergachev, R.D. De Rosa, R.T. Derosa, R. Desalvo, S.V. Dhurandhar, M.A. Díaz, L.D. Di Fiore, A.D. Di Lieto, I. Di Palma, A.D. Di Virgilio, A. Donath, F. Donovan, K.L. Dooley, S. Doravari, S. Dossa, R. Douglas, T.P. Downes, M. Drago, R.W.P. Drever, J.C. Driggers, Z. Du, M. Ducrot, S. Dwyer, T. Eberle, T.B. Edo, M.F. Edwards, A. Effler, H.B. 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    This paper reports on an unmodeled, all-sky search for gravitational waves from merging intermediate mass black hole binaries (IMBHB). The search was performed on data from the second joint science run of the LIGO and Virgo detectors (July 2009-October 2010) and was sensitive to IMBHBs with a range up to ∼200Mpc, averaged over the possible sky positions and inclinations of the binaries with respect to the line of sight. No significant candidate was found. Upper limits on the coalescence-rate density of nonspinning IMBHBs with total masses between 100 and 450M and mass ratios between 0.25 and 1 were placed by combining this analysis with an analogous search performed on data from the first LIGO-Virgo joint science run (November 2005-October 2007). The most stringent limit was set for systems consisting of two 88M black holes and is equal to 0.12Mpc-3Myr-1 at the 90% confidence level. This paper also presents the first estimate, for the case of an unmodeled analysis, of the impact on the search range of IMBHB spin configurations: the visible volume for IMBHBs with nonspinning components is roughly doubled for a population of IMBHBs with spins aligned with the binary's orbital angular momentum and uniformly distributed in the dimensionless spin parameter up to 0.8, whereas an analogous population with antialigned spins decreases the visible volume by ∼20%. © 2014 American Physical Society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number122003
    Pages (from-to)122003-1 - 122003-15
    Number of pages15
    JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
    Volume89
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2014

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    gravitational waves
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    mass ratios
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    line of sight
    inclination
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    angular momentum
    orbitals
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    estimates
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    Aasi, J. ; Abbott, B.P. ; Abbott, R.S. ; Abbott, T.D. ; Abernathy, M.R. ; Accadia, T. ; Acernese, F. ; Ackley, K. ; Adams, C.A. ; Adams, T.S. ; Addesso, P. ; Adhikari, R.X. ; Affeldt, C. ; Agathos, M. ; Aggarwal, N. ; Aguiar, O.D. ; Ain, A. ; Ajith, P.M. ; Alemic, A. ; Allen, B.W. ; Allocca, A. ; Amariutei, D. ; Andersen, M.B. ; Anderson, R.A. ; Anderson, S.B. ; Anderson, W.G. ; Arai, K. ; Araya, M.C. ; Arceneaux, C. ; Areeda, J.S. ; Aston, S.M. ; Astone, P. ; Aufmuth, P. ; Aulbert, C. ; Austin, L. ; Aylott, B.E. ; Babak, S.V. ; Baker, P.T. ; Ballardin, G. ; Ballmer, S.W. ; Barayoga, J.C.B. ; Barbet, M. ; Barish, B.C. ; Barker, D. ; Barone, F.R. ; Barr, B.W. ; Barsotti, L. ; Barsuglia, M. ; Barton, M.A. ; Bartos, I. ; Bassiri, R. ; Basti, A. ; Batch, J.C. ; Bauchrowitz, J. ; Bauer, T.S. ; Bavigadda, V. ; Behnke, B. ; Bejger, M. ; Beker, M.G. ; Belczynski, C. ; Bell, A.S. ; Bell, C.J. ; Bergmann, G. ; Bersanetti, D. ; Bertolini, A. ; Betzwieser, J.C. ; Beyersdorf, P.T. ; Bilenko, I.A. ; Billingsley, G.L. ; Birch, J. ; Biscans, S. ; Bitossi, M. ; Bizouard, M.A. ; Black, E.D. ; Blackburn, J.K. ; Blackburn, L. ; Blair, David ; Bloemen, S. ; Blom, M.R. ; Bock, O. ; Bodiya, T.P. ; Boer, M. ; Bogaert, G. ; Bogan, C. ; Bond, C. ; Bondu, F. ; Bonelli, L. ; Bonnand, R. ; Bork, R. ; Born, M. ; Boschi, V. ; Bose, S. ; Bosi, L.B. ; Bradaschia, C. ; Brady, P.R. ; Braginsky, V.B. ; Branchesi, M. ; Brau, J.E. ; Briant, T. ; Bridges, D.O. ; Brillet, A. ; Brinkmann, M. ; Brisson, V. ; Brooks, A.F. ; Brown, D.A. ; Brown, D.D.E. ; Brückner, F. ; Buchman, S. ; Bulik, T. ; Bülten, H.J. ; Buonanno, A. ; Burman, Ron ; Buskulic, D. ; Buy, C. ; Cadonati, L. ; Cagnoli, G. ; Calderón Bustillo, J. ; Calloni, E. ; Camp, J.B. ; Campsie, P. ; Cannon, K.C. ; Canuel, B. ; Cao, J. ; Capano, C.D. ; Carbognani, F. ; Carbone, L. ; Caride, S. ; Castiglia, A.D. ; Caudill, S.E. ; Cavaglià, M. ; Cavalier, F. ; Cavalieri, R. ; Celerier, C. ; Cella, G.C. ; Cepeda, C. ; Cesarini, E. ; Chakraborty, R. ; Chalermsongsak, T. ; 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    title = "Search for gravitational radiation from intermediate mass black hole binaries in data from the second LIGO-Virgo joint science run",
    abstract = "This paper reports on an unmodeled, all-sky search for gravitational waves from merging intermediate mass black hole binaries (IMBHB). The search was performed on data from the second joint science run of the LIGO and Virgo detectors (July 2009-October 2010) and was sensitive to IMBHBs with a range up to ∼200Mpc, averaged over the possible sky positions and inclinations of the binaries with respect to the line of sight. No significant candidate was found. Upper limits on the coalescence-rate density of nonspinning IMBHBs with total masses between 100 and 450M and mass ratios between 0.25 and 1 were placed by combining this analysis with an analogous search performed on data from the first LIGO-Virgo joint science run (November 2005-October 2007). The most stringent limit was set for systems consisting of two 88M black holes and is equal to 0.12Mpc-3Myr-1 at the 90{\%} confidence level. This paper also presents the first estimate, for the case of an unmodeled analysis, of the impact on the search range of IMBHB spin configurations: the visible volume for IMBHBs with nonspinning components is roughly doubled for a population of IMBHBs with spins aligned with the binary's orbital angular momentum and uniformly distributed in the dimensionless spin parameter up to 0.8, whereas an analogous population with antialigned spins decreases the visible volume by ∼20{\%}. {\circledC} 2014 American Physical Society.",
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    month = "6",
    day = "12",
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    language = "English",
    volume = "89",
    pages = "122003--1 -- 122003--15",
    journal = "Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology",
    issn = "1550-7998",
    publisher = "American Physical Society",
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    AU - Arai, K.

    AU - Araya, M.C.

    AU - Arceneaux, C.

    AU - Areeda, J.S.

    AU - Aston, S.M.

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    AU - Bejger, M.

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    AU - Belczynski, C.

    AU - Bell, A.S.

    AU - Bell, C.J.

    AU - Bergmann, G.

    AU - Bersanetti, D.

    AU - Bertolini, A.

    AU - Betzwieser, J.C.

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    AU - Bilenko, I.A.

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    AU - Biscans, S.

    AU - Bitossi, M.

    AU - Bizouard, M.A.

    AU - Black, E.D.

    AU - Blackburn, J.K.

    AU - Blackburn, L.

    AU - Blair, David

    AU - Bloemen, S.

    AU - Blom, M.R.

    AU - Bock, O.

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    AU - Bogaert, G.

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    AU - Brau, J.E.

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    AU - Wipf, C.C.

    AU - Wiseman, A.G.

    AU - Wittel, H.

    AU - Woan, G.

    AU - Worden, J.B.

    AU - Yablon, J.

    AU - Yakushin, I.V.

    AU - Yamamoto, H.

    AU - Yancey, C.C.

    AU - Yang, H.

    AU - Yang, Z.

    AU - Yoshida, S.

    AU - Yvert, M.

    AU - Zadroźny, A.

    AU - Zanolin, M.

    AU - Zendri, J.P.

    AU - Zhang, F.

    AU - Zhang, L.

    AU - Zhao, Chunnong

    AU - Zhu, X.

    AU - Zucker, M.E.

    AU - Zuraw, S.

    AU - Zweizig, J.G.

    PY - 2014/6/12

    Y1 - 2014/6/12

    N2 - This paper reports on an unmodeled, all-sky search for gravitational waves from merging intermediate mass black hole binaries (IMBHB). The search was performed on data from the second joint science run of the LIGO and Virgo detectors (July 2009-October 2010) and was sensitive to IMBHBs with a range up to ∼200Mpc, averaged over the possible sky positions and inclinations of the binaries with respect to the line of sight. No significant candidate was found. Upper limits on the coalescence-rate density of nonspinning IMBHBs with total masses between 100 and 450M and mass ratios between 0.25 and 1 were placed by combining this analysis with an analogous search performed on data from the first LIGO-Virgo joint science run (November 2005-October 2007). The most stringent limit was set for systems consisting of two 88M black holes and is equal to 0.12Mpc-3Myr-1 at the 90% confidence level. This paper also presents the first estimate, for the case of an unmodeled analysis, of the impact on the search range of IMBHB spin configurations: the visible volume for IMBHBs with nonspinning components is roughly doubled for a population of IMBHBs with spins aligned with the binary's orbital angular momentum and uniformly distributed in the dimensionless spin parameter up to 0.8, whereas an analogous population with antialigned spins decreases the visible volume by ∼20%. © 2014 American Physical Society.

    AB - This paper reports on an unmodeled, all-sky search for gravitational waves from merging intermediate mass black hole binaries (IMBHB). The search was performed on data from the second joint science run of the LIGO and Virgo detectors (July 2009-October 2010) and was sensitive to IMBHBs with a range up to ∼200Mpc, averaged over the possible sky positions and inclinations of the binaries with respect to the line of sight. No significant candidate was found. Upper limits on the coalescence-rate density of nonspinning IMBHBs with total masses between 100 and 450M and mass ratios between 0.25 and 1 were placed by combining this analysis with an analogous search performed on data from the first LIGO-Virgo joint science run (November 2005-October 2007). The most stringent limit was set for systems consisting of two 88M black holes and is equal to 0.12Mpc-3Myr-1 at the 90% confidence level. This paper also presents the first estimate, for the case of an unmodeled analysis, of the impact on the search range of IMBHB spin configurations: the visible volume for IMBHBs with nonspinning components is roughly doubled for a population of IMBHBs with spins aligned with the binary's orbital angular momentum and uniformly distributed in the dimensionless spin parameter up to 0.8, whereas an analogous population with antialigned spins decreases the visible volume by ∼20%. © 2014 American Physical Society.

    U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevD.89.122003

    DO - 10.1103/PhysRevD.89.122003

    M3 - Article

    VL - 89

    SP - 122003-1 - 122003-15

    JO - Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology

    JF - Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology

    SN - 1550-7998

    IS - 12

    M1 - 122003

    ER -