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Type: Journal article
Title: Narrow-band search of continuous gravitational-wave signals from Crab and Vela pulsars in Virgo VSR4 data
Author: Aasi, J.
Abbott, B.
Abbott, R.
Abbott, T.
Abernathy, M.
Acernese, F.
Ackley, K.
Adams, C.
Adams, T.
Adams, T.
Addesso, P.
Adhikari, R.
Adya, V.
Affeldt, C.
Agathos, M.
Agatsuma, K.
Aggarwal, N.
Aguiar, O.
Ain, A.
Ajith, P.
et al.
Citation: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 2015; 91(2):022004-1-022004-15
Publisher: American Physical Society
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 1550-7998
1550-2368
Statement of
Responsibility: 
J. Aasi ... S. E. Hollitt ... D. J. Hosken ... E. J. King ... J. Munch ... D. J. Ottaway ... P. J. Veitch ... et.al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration)
Abstract: In this paper we present the results of a coherent narrow-band search for continuous gravitational-wave signals from the Crab and Vela pulsars conducted on Virgo VSR, data. In order to take into account a possible small mismatch between the gravitational-wave frequency and two times the star rotation frequency, inferred from measurement of the electromagnetic pulse rate, a range of, ., Hz around two times the star rotational frequency has been searched for both the pulsars. No evidence for a signal has been found and, confidence level upper limits have been computed assuming both that polarization parameters are completely unknown and that they are known with some uncertainty, as derived from x-ray observations of the pulsar wind torii. For Vela the upper limits are comparable to the spin-down limit, computed assuming that all the observed spin-down is due to the emission of gravitational waves. For Crab the upper limits are about a factor of, below the spin-down limit, and represent a significant improvement with respect to past analysis. This is the first time the spin-down limit is significantly overcome in a narrow-band search.
Rights: © 2015 American Physical Society
RMID: 0030022012
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.91.022004
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