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

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Article number047101
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>25/08/2009
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical Review D
Issue number4
Volume80
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

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 3.6×10−3yr−1L−110, respectively, where L10 is 1010 times the blue solar luminosity.