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Search for Transient Gravitational Waves in Coincidence with Short-Duration Radio Transients During 2007-2013We present an archival search for transient gravitational-wave bursts in coincidence with 27 single-pulse triggers from Green Bank Telescope pulsar surveys, using the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory), Virgo (Variability of Solar Irradiance and Gravity Oscillations) and GEO (German-UK Interferometric Detector) interferometer network. We also discuss a check for gravitational-wave signals in coincidence with Parkes fast radio bursts using similar methods. Data analyzed in these searches were collected between 2007 and 2013. Possible sources of emission of both short-duration radio signals and transient gravitational-wave emission include star quakes on neutron stars, binary coalescence of neutron stars, and cosmic string cusps. While no evidence for gravitational-wave emission in coincidence with these radio transients was found, the current analysis serves as a prototype for similar future searches using more sensitive second-generation interferometers.
Document ID
20170003788
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Abbott, B. P. (California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Hughey, Brennan (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. Prescott, AZ, United States)
Zanolin, Michele (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. Prescott, AZ, United States)
Szczepanczyk, Marek (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. Prescott, AZ, United States)
Gill, Kiranjyot (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. Prescott, AZ, United States)
Abbott, R. (California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Abbott, T. D. (Louisiana State Univ. Baton Rouge, LA, United States)
Abernathy, M. R. (California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Acernese, F. (Salerno Univ. Italy)
Ackley, K. (Florida Univ. Gainesville, FL, United States)
Adams, C. (LIGO Livingston Observatory Livingston, LA, United States)
Adams, T. (Grenoble-1 Univ. Annecy, France)
Addesso, F. (Sannio Univ. Benevento, Italy)
Camp, J. B. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Gehrels, N. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Graff, P. B. (Maryland Univ. College Park, MD, United States)
Singer, L. P. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Date Acquired
April 20, 2017
Publication Date
June 20, 2016
Publication Information
Publication: Physical Review D
Volume: 93
Issue: 12
ISSN: 1550-7998
Subject Category
Astrophysics
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN41945
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