Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Multimessenger search for sources of gravitational waves and high-energy neutrinos: Initial results for LIGO-Virgo and IceCube
Authors: Aartsen, M.G.
Ackermann, M.
Iyer, B.R.
IceCube Collaboration
LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration
+800 Co authors
Issue Date: 17-Nov-2014
Publisher: American Physical Society
Citation: Physical Review D, 2014, Vol.90, p 102002
Abstract: We report the results of a multimessenger search for coincident signals from the LIGO and Virgo gravitational-wave observatories and the partially completed IceCube high-energy neutrino detector, including periods of joint operation between 2007–2010. These include parts of the 2005–2007 run and the 2009–2010 run for LIGO-Virgo, and IceCube’s observation periods with 22, 59 and 79 strings. We find no significant coincident events, and use the search results to derive upper limits on the rate of joint sources for a range of source emission parameters. For the optimistic assumption of gravitational-wave emission energy of 10−2  M⊙c2 at ∼150  Hz with ∼60  ms duration, and high-energy neutrino emission of 1051  erg comparable to the isotropic gamma-ray energy of gamma-ray bursts, we limit the source rate below 1.6×10−2  Mpc−3 yr−1. We also examine how combining information from gravitational waves and neutrinos will aid discovery in the advanced gravitational-wave detector era
Description: Open Access
ISSN: 1550-7998
Alternative Location:
Copyright: 2014 American Physical Society
Appears in Collections:Research Papers (TP)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
2014_PhysRevD_90_102002.pdfOpen Access 790.8 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in RRI Digital Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.