Title

Search for gravitational-wave inspiral signals associated with short gamma-ray bursts during LIGO'S fifth and Virgo's first science run

Authors

J. Abadie, California Institute of Technology
B. P. Abbott, California Institute of Technology
R. Abbott, California Institute of Technology
T. Accadia, Université Savoie Mont Blanc
F. Acernese, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Napoli
R. Adhikari, California Institute of Technology
P. Ajith, California Institute of Technology
B. Allen, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
G. Allen, Stanford University
E. Amador Ceron, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
R. S. Amin, Louisiana State University
S. B. Anderson, California Institute of Technology
W. G. Anderson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
F. Antonucci, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - INFN
S. Aoudia, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur
M. A. Arain, University of Florida
M. Araya, California Institute of Technology
K. G. Arun, Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire
Y. Aso, California Institute of Technology
S. Aston, University of Birmingham
P. Astone, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - INFN
P. Aufmuth, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
C. Aulbert, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
S. Babak, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
P. Baker, Montana State University
G. Ballardin, European Gravitational Observatory (EGO)
S. Ballmer, California Institute of Technology
D. Barker, LIGO Hanford
F. Barone, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Napoli
B. Barr, University of Glasgow
P. Barriga, The University of Western Australia
L. Barsotti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M. Barsuglia, APC - AstroParticule et Cosmologie

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Abstract

Progenitor scenarios for short gamma-ray bursts (short GRBs) include coalescenses of two neutron stars or a neutron star and black hole, which would necessarily be accompanied by the emission of strong gravitational waves. We present a search for these known gravitational-wave signatures in temporal and directional coincidence with 22 GRBs that had sufficient gravitational-wave data available in multiple instruments during LIGO's fifth science run, S5, and Virgo's first science run, VSR1. We find no statistically significant gravitational-wave candidates within a [ - 5, + 1)s window around the trigger time of any GRB. Using the Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney U-test, we find no evidence for an excess of weak gravitational-wave signals in our sample of GRBs. We exclude neutron star-black hole progenitors to a median 90% confidence exclusion distance of 6.7Mpc. © 2010. The American Astronomical Society.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Astrophysical Journal

First Page

1453

Last Page

1461

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