Search for gravitational waves from intermediate mass binary black holes

Abadie, J.; Abbott, B. P.; Abbott, R.; Abbott, T. D.; Abernathy, M.; Accadia, T.; Acernese, F.; Adams, C.; Adhikari, R. and Affeldt, C., et al. (2012) In Physical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology) 85(10).
We present the results of a weakly modeled burst search for gravitational waves from mergers of nonspinning intermediate mass black holes in the total mass range 100-450 M-circle dot and with the component mass ratios between 1: and 4:1. The search was conducted on data collected by the LIGO and Virgo detectors between November of 2005 and October of 2007. No plausible signals were observed by the search which constrains the astrophysical rates of the intermediate mass black holes mergers as a function of the component masses. In the most efficiently detected bin centered on 88 + 88 M-circle dot, for nonspinning sources, the rate density upper limit is 0.13 per Mpc(3) per Myr at the 90% confidence level.
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  abstract     = {We present the results of a weakly modeled burst search for gravitational waves from mergers of nonspinning intermediate mass black holes in the total mass range 100-450 M-circle dot and with the component mass ratios between 1: and 4:1. The search was conducted on data collected by the LIGO and Virgo detectors between November of 2005 and October of 2007. No plausible signals were observed by the search which constrains the astrophysical rates of the intermediate mass black holes mergers as a function of the component masses. In the most efficiently detected bin centered on 88 + 88 M-circle dot, for nonspinning sources, the rate density upper limit is 0.13 per Mpc(3) per Myr at the 90% confidence level.},
  author       = {Abadie, J. and Abbott, B. P. and Abbott, R. and Abbott, T. D. and Abernathy, M. and Accadia, T. and Acernese, F. and Adams, C. and Adhikari, R. and Affeldt, C. and Agathos, M. and Agatsuma, K. and Ajith, P. and Allen, B. and Ceron, E. Amador and Amariutei, D. and Anderson, S. B. and Anderson, W. G. and Arai, K. and Arain, M. A. and Araya, M. C. and Aston, S. M. and Astone, P. and Atkinson, D. and Aufmuth, P. and Aulbert, C. and Aylott, B. E. and Babak, S. and Baker, P. and Ballardin, G. and Ballmer, S. and Barayoga, J. C. B. and Barker, D. and Barone, F. and Barr, B. and Barsotti, L. and Barsuglia, M. and Barton, M. A. and Bartos, I. and Bassiri, R. and Bastarrika, M. and Basti, A. and Batch, J. and Bauchrowitz, J. and Bauer, Th. S. and Bebronne, M. and Beck, D. and Behnke, B. and Bejger, M. and Beker, M. G. and Bell, A. S. and Belletoile, A. and Belopolski, I. and Benacquista, M. and Berliner, J. 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  issn         = {1550-2368},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  publisher    = {American Physical Society},
  series       = {Physical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology)},
  title        = {Search for gravitational waves from intermediate mass binary black holes},
  url          = {},
  volume       = {85},
  year         = {2012},