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GW170817: Implications for the stochastic gravitational-wave background from compact binary coalescences

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Abbott, BP and Abbott, R and Siellez, K and Zweizig, J, LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration, GW170817: Implications for the stochastic gravitational-wave background from compact binary coalescences, Physical Review Letters, 120, (9) Article 091101. ISSN 0031-9007 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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2018 American Physical Society.

DOI: doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.091101

Abstract

The LIGO Scientific and Virgo Collaborations have announced the event GW170817, the first detection of gravitational waves from the coalescence of two neutron stars. The merger rate of binary neutron stars estimated from this event suggests that distant, unresolvable binary neutron stars create a significant astrophysical stochastic gravitational-wave background. The binary neutron star component will add to the contribution from binary black holes, increasing the amplitude of the total astrophysical background relative to previous expectations.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Stochastic gravitational-wave background, Gravitational waves, neutron stars
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:General relativity and gravitational waves
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Siellez, K (Dr Karelle Siellez)
ID Code:151981
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:134
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2022-08-09
Last Modified:2022-09-28
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