Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspirals in LIGO data

Abbott, B. and Cantley, C.A., LIGO Scientific Collaboration (2006) Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspirals in LIGO data. Physical Review D, 73 (6). ISSN 1550-2368

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    Abstract

    We report on a search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspirals in the data from the second science run of the LIGO interferometers. The search focused on binary systems with component masses between 3 and 20M⊙. Optimally oriented binaries with distances up to 1 Mpc could be detected with efficiency of at least 90%. We found no events that could be identified as gravitational waves in the 385.6 hours of data that we searched.