Search for gravitational waves from low mass compact binary coalescence in 186 days of LIGO's fifth science run

Abbott, B.P. and Lockerbie, N.A. and Tokmakov, K. V., LIGO Scientific Collaboration (2009) Search for gravitational waves from low mass compact binary coalescence in 186 days of LIGO's fifth science run. Physical Review D: Particles and Fields, 80 (4). ISSN 0556-2821

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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.