Search for Gravitational Waves from Low Mass Compact Binary Coalescence in 186 Days of LIGO's fifth Science Run

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    Abstract

    We report on a search for gravitational waves from coalescing compact binaries, of total mass between 2 and 35M⊙, using LIGO observations between November 14, 2006 and May 18, 2007. No gravitational-wave signals were detected. We report upper limits on the rate of compact binary coalescence as a function of total mass. The LIGO cumulative 90%-confidence rate upper limits of the binary coalescence of neutron stars, black holes and black hole-neutron star systems are 1.4×10-2, 7.3×10-4 and 3.6×10-3  yr-1 L10-1, respectively, where L10 is 1010 times the blue solar luminosity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)Article number 047101, 8pp
    JournalPhysical Review D
    Volume80
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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