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Type: Journal article
Title: Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspiral, merger, and ringdown in LIGO-Virgo data from 2009-2010
Author: Aasi, J.
Munch, J.
Ottaway, D.
Veitch, P.
Citation: Physical Review. D. Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 2013; 87(2):1-15
Publisher: American Physical Soc
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 1550-7998
1550-2368
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Responsibility: 
Aasi, J...Munch, Jesper...Ottaway, David John...Veitch, Peter John... et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration)
Abstract: We report a search for gravitational waves from the inspiral, merger and ringdown of binary black holes (BBH) with total mass between 25 and 100 solar masses, in data taken at the LIGO and Virgo observatories between July 7, 2009 and October 20, 2010. The maximum sensitive distance of the detectors over this period for a (20,20)M⊙ coalescence was 300 Mpc. No gravitational wave signals were found. We thus report upper limits on the astrophysical coalescence rates of BBH as a function of the component masses for nonspinning components, and also evaluate the dependence of the search sensitivity on component spins aligned with the orbital angular momentum. We find an upper limit at 90% confidence on the coalescence rate of BBH with nonspinning components of mass between 19 and 28M⊙ of 3.3×10⁻⁷ mergers Mpc⁻³yr⁻¹.
Rights: © 2013 American Physical Society
RMID: 0020124690
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.87.022002
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