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An all-sky search for continuous gravitational waves in the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array data set
Zhu, X-J1,2; Hobbs, G.2; Wen, L.1; Coles, W. A.3; Wang, J-B2,4; Shannon, R. M.2; Manchester, R. N.2; Bailes, M.5; Bhat, N. D. R.6; Burke-Spolaor, S.7; Dai, S.2,8; Keith, M. J.9; Kerr, M.2; Levin, Y.10; Madison, D. R.11,12; Oslowski, S.13,14; Ravi, V.2,15; Toomey, L.2; van Straten, W.5
2014-11-11
Source PublicationMONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
Volume444Issue:4Pages:3709-3720
Contribution Rank4
AbstractWe present results of an all-sky search in the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array (PPTA) Data Release 1 data set for continuous gravitational waves (GWs) in the frequency range from 5 x 10(-9) to 2 x 10(-7) Hz. Such signals could be produced by individual supermassive binary black hole systems in the early stage of coalescence. We phase up the pulsar timing array data set to form, for each position on the sky, two data streams that correspond to the two GW polarizations and then carry out an optimal search for GW signals on these data streams. Since no statistically significant GWs were detected, we place upper limits on the intrinsic GW strain amplitude h(0) for a range of GW frequencies. For example, at 10(-8) Hz our analysis has excluded with 95 per cent confidence the presence of signals with h(0) >= 1.7 x 10(-14). Our new limits are about a factor of 4 more stringent than those of Yardley et al. based on an earlier PPTA data set and a factor of 2 better than those reported in the recent Arzoumanian et al. paper. We also present PPTA directional sensitivity curves and find that for the most sensitive region on the sky, the current data set is sensitive to GWs from circular supermassive binary black holes with chirp masses of 10(9) M-circle dot out to a luminosity distance of about 100 Mpc. Finally, we set an upper limit of 4 x 10(-3) Mpc(-3) Gyr(-1) at 95 per cent confidence on the coalescence rate of nearby (z less than or similar to 0.1) supermassive binary black holes in circular orbits with chirp masses of 10(10) M-circle dot.
KeywordGravitational Waves Methods: Data Analysis Pulsars: General Galaxies: Evolution
SubtypeArticle
DOI10.1093/mnras/stu1717
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Physical Sciences
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS KeywordBLACK-HOLE BINARIES ; COALESCENCE RATE ; 3C 66B ; LIMITS ; BAND ; PACKAGE ; SYSTEMS ; TEMPO2 ; SIGNAL
WOS Research AreaAstronomy & Astrophysics
WOS SubjectAstronomy & Astrophysics
WOS IDWOS:000343400100052
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.xao.ac.cn/handle/45760611-7/616
Collection射电天文研究室_脉冲星研究团组
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Corresponding AuthorZhu, X-J
Affiliation1.Univ Western Australia, Sch Phys, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
2.CSIRO Astron & Space Sci, Epping, NSW 1710, Australia
3.Univ Calif San Diego, Dept Elect & Comp Engn, La Jolla, CA 92093 USA
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Xinjiang Astron Observ, Urumqi 830011, Xinjiang, Peoples R China
5.Swinburne Univ Technol, Ctr Astrophys & Supercomp, Hawthorn, Vic 3122, Australia
6.Curtin Univ, Int Ctr Radio Astron Res, Bentley, WA 6102, Australia
7.CALTECH, Jet Prop Lab, Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
8.Peking Univ, Sch Phys, Dept Astron, Beijing 100871, Peoples R China
9.Univ Manchester, Sch Phys & Astron, Jodrell Bank Ctr Astrophys, Manchester M13 9PL, Lancs, England
10.Monash Univ, Sch Phys, Clayton, Vic 3800, Australia
11.Cornell Univ, Dept Astron, Ithaca, NY 14850 USA
12.Cornell Univ, Ctr Radiophys & Space Res, Ithaca, NY 14850 USA
13.Max Planck Inst Radioastron, D-53121 Bonn, Germany
14.Univ Bielefeld, Dept Phys, D-33615 Bielefeld, Germany
15.Univ Melbourne, Sch Phys, Melbourne, Vic 3010, Australia
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Zhu, X-J,Hobbs, G.,Wen, L.,et al. An all-sky search for continuous gravitational waves in the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array data set[J]. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY,2014,444(4):3709-3720.
APA Zhu, X-J.,Hobbs, G..,Wen, L..,Coles, W. A..,Wang, J-B.,...&van Straten, W..(2014).An all-sky search for continuous gravitational waves in the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array data set.MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY,444(4),3709-3720.
MLA Zhu, X-J,et al."An all-sky search for continuous gravitational waves in the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array data set".MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY 444.4(2014):3709-3720.
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