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Search for gravitational-wave bursts from soft gamma repeaters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19113401     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We present a LIGO search for short-duration gravitational waves (GWs) associated with soft gamma ray repeater (SGR) bursts. This is the first search sensitive to neutron star f modes, usually considered the most efficient GW emitting modes. We find no evidence of GWs associated with any SGR burst in a sample consisting of the 27 Dec. 2004 giant flare from SGR 1806-20 and 190 lesser events from SGR 1806-20 and SGR 1900+14. The unprecedented sensitivity of the detectors allows us to set the most stringent limits on transient GW amplitudes published to date. We find upper limit estimates on the model-dependent isotropic GW emission energies (at a nominal distance of 10 kpc) between 3x10;{45} and 9x10;{52} erg depending on waveform type, detector antenna factors and noise characteristics at the time of the burst. These upper limits are within the theoretically predicted range of some SGR models.
Authors:
B Abbott; R Abbott; R Adhikari; P Ajith; B Allen; G Allen; R Amin; S B Anderson; W G Anderson; M A Arain; M Araya; H Armandula; P Armor; Y Aso; S Aston; P Aufmuth; C Aulbert; S Babak; S Ballmer; H Bantilan; B C Barish; C Barker; D Barker; B Barr; P Barriga; M A Barton; I Bartos; M Bastarrika; K Bayer; J Betzwieser; P T Beyersdorf; I A Bilenko; G Billingsley; R Biswas; E Black; K Blackburn; L Blackburn; D Blair; B Bland; T P Bodiya; L Bogue; R Bork; V Boschi; S Bose; P R Brady; V B Braginsky; J E Brau; M Brinkmann; A Brooks; D A Brown; G Brunet; A Bullington; A Buonanno; O Burmeister; R L Byer; L Cadonati; G Cagnoli; J B Camp; J Cannizzo; K Cannon; J Cao; L Cardenas; T Casebolt; G Castaldi; C Cepeda; E Chalkley; P Charlton; S Chatterji; S Chelkowski; Y Chen; N Christensen; D Clark; J Clark; T Cokelaer; R Conte; D Cook; T Corbitt; D Coyne; J D E Creighton; A Cumming; L Cunningham; R M Cutler; J Dalrymple; K Danzmann; G Davies; D Debra; J Degallaix; M Degree; V Dergachev; S Desai; R Desalvo; S Dhurandhar; M Díaz; J Dickson; A Dietz; F Donovan; K L Dooley; E E Doomes; R W P Drever; I Duke; J-C Dumas; R J Dupuis; J G Dwyer; C Echols; A Effler; P Ehrens; E Espinoza; T Etzel; T Evans; S Fairhurst; Y Fan; D Fazi; H Fehrmann; M M Fejer; L S Finn; K Flasch; N Fotopoulos; A Freise; R Frey; T Fricke; P Fritschel; V V Frolov; M Fyffe; J Garofoli; I Gholami; J A Giaime; S Giampanis; K D Giardina; K Goda; E Goetz; L Goggin; G González; S Gossler; R Gouaty; A Grant; S Gras; C Gray; M Gray; R J S Greenhalgh; A M Gretarsson; F Grimaldi; R Grosso; H Grote; S Grunewald; M Guenther; E K Gustafson; R Gustafson; B Hage; J M Hallam; D Hammer; C Hanna; J Hanson; J Harms; G Harry; E Harstad; K Hayama; T Hayler; J Heefner; I S Heng; M Hennessy; A Heptonstall; M Hewitson; S Hild; E Hirose; D Hoak; D Hosken; J Hough; S H Huttner; D Ingram; M Ito; A Ivanov; B Johnson; W W Johnson; D I Jones; G Jones; R Jones; L Ju; P Kalmus; V Kalogera; S Kamat; J Kanner; D Kasprzyk; E Katsavounidis; K Kawabe; S Kawamura; F Kawazoe; W Kells; D G Keppel; F Ya Khalili; R Khan; E Khazanov; C Kim; P King; J S Kissel; S Klimenko; K Kokeyama; V Kondrashov; R K Kopparapu; D Kozak; I Kozhevatov; B Krishnan; P Kwee; P K Lam; M Landry; M M Lang; B Lantz; A Lazzarini; M Lei; N Leindecker; V Leonhardt; I Leonor; K Libbrecht; H Lin; P Lindquist; N A Lockerbie; D Lodhia; M Lormand; P Lu; M Lubinski; A Lucianetti; H Lück; B Machenschalk; M Macinnis; M Mageswaran; K Mailand; V Mandic; S Márka; Z Márka; A Markosyan; J Markowitz; E Maros; I Martin; R M Martin; J N Marx; K Mason; F Matichard; L Matone; R Matzner; N Mavalvala; R McCarthy; D E McClelland; S C McGuire; M McHugh; G McIntyre; G McIvor; D McKechan; K McKenzie; T Meier; A Melissinos; G Mendell; R A Mercer; S Meshkov; C J Messenger; D Meyers; J Miller; J Minelli; S Mitra; V P Mitrofanov; G Mitselmakher; R Mittleman; O Miyakawa; B Moe; S Mohanty; G Moreno; K Mossavi; C Mowlowry; G Mueller; S Mukherjee; H Mukhopadhyay; H Müller-Ebhardt; J Munch; P Murray; E Myers; J Myers; T Nash; J Nelson; G Newton; A Nishizawa; K Numata; J O'Dell; G Ogin; B O'Reilly; R O'Shaughnessy; D J Ottaway; R S Ottens; H Overmier; B J Owen; Y Pan; C Pankow; M A Papa; V Parameshwaraiah; P Patel; M Pedraza; S Penn; A Perreca; T Petrie; I M Pinto; M Pitkin; H J Pletsch; M V Plissi; F Postiglione; M Principe; R Prix; V Quetschke; F Raab; D S Rabeling; H Radkins; N Rainer; M Rakhmanov; M Ramsunder; H Rehbein; S Reid; D H Reitze; R Riesen; K Riles; B Rivera; N A Robertson; C Robinson; E L Robinson; S Roddy; A Rodriguez; A M Rogan; J Rollins; J D Romano; J Romie; R Route; S Rowan; A Rüdiger; L Ruet; P Russell; K Ryan; S Sakata; M Samidi; L Sancho de la Jordana; V Sandberg; V Sannibale; S Saraf; P Sarin; B S Sathyaprakash; S Sato; P R Saulson; R Savage; P Savov; S W Schediwy; R Schilling; R Schnabel; R Schofield; B F Schutz; P Schwinberg; S M Scott; A C Searle; B Sears; F Seifert; D Sellers; A S Sengupta; P Shawhan; D H Shoemaker; A Sibley; X Siemens; D Sigg; S Sinha; A M Sintes; B J J Slagmolen; J Slutsky; J R Smith; M R Smith; N D Smith; K Somiya; B Sorazu; L C Stein; A Stochino; R Stone; K A Strain; D M Strom; A Stuver; T Z Summerscales; K-X Sun; M Sung; P J Sutton; H Takahashi; D B Tanner; R Taylor; R Taylor; J Thacker; K A Thorne; K S Thorne; A Thüring; K V Tokmakov; C Torres; C Torrie; G Traylor; M Trias; W Tyler; D Ugolini; J Ulmen; K Urbanek; H Vahlbruch; C Van Den Broeck; M van der Sluys; S Vass; R Vaulin; A Vecchio; J Veitch; P Veitch; A Villar; C Vorvick; S P Vyachanin; S J Waldman; L Wallace; H Ward; R Ward; M Weinert; A Weinstein; R Weiss; S Wen; K Wette; J T Whelan; S E Whitcomb; B F Whiting; C Wilkinson; P A Willems; H R Williams; L Williams; B Willke; I Wilmut; W Winkler; C C Wipf; A G Wiseman; G Woan; R Wooley; J Worden; W Wu; I Yakushin; H Yamamoto; Z Yan; S Yoshida; M Zanolin; J Zhang; L Zhang; C Zhao; N Zotov; M Zucker; J Zweizig; ; S Barthelmy; N Gehrels; K C Hurley; D Palmer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-11-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review letters     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0031-9007     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys. Rev. Lett.     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-30     Completed Date:  2009-01-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401141     Medline TA:  Phys Rev Lett     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211102     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
LIGO-California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA.
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