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 ȯ and total masses of 25-100M ȯ. 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 ȯ≤m 1, m 2≤28M ȯ binary black-hole systems with negligible spin to be no more than 2.0Mpc -3Myr -1 at 90% confidence.

Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspiral, merger, and ringdown

PALLADINO, Libero
2011-01-01

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 ȯ and total masses of 25-100M ȯ. 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 ȯ≤m 1, m 2≤28M ȯ binary black-hole systems with negligible spin to be no more than 2.0Mpc -3Myr -1 at 90% confidence.
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