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 1.4Ã—10-2, 7.3Ã—10-4 and 3.6Ã—10-3''yr-1'L10-1, respectively, where L10 is 1010 times the blue solar luminosity.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
Abbott, B. P., Abbott, R., Adhikari, R., Ajith, P., Allen, B., Allen, G., Amin, R. S., Anderson, S. B., Anderson, W. G., Arain, M. A., Araya, M., Armandula, H., Armor, P., Aso, Y., Aston, S., & Charlton, P. (2009). Search for gravitational waves from low mass compact binary coalescence in 186 days of LIGOs fifth science run. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 80(4), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.80.047101