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GW170817: Observation of gravitational waves from a binary neutron star inspiral

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Abbott, BP and Abbott, R and Siellez, K and Zweizig, J, LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration, GW170817: Observation of gravitational waves from a binary neutron star inspiral, Physical Review Letters, 119, (16) Article 161101. ISSN 0031-9007 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.161101

Abstract

On August 17, 2017 at 12∶41:04 UTC the Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo gravitational-wave detectors made their first observation of a binary neutron star inspiral. The signal, GW170817, was detected with a combined signal-to-noise ratio of 32.4 and a false-alarm-rate estimate of less than one per 8.0x104 years. We infer the component masses of the binary to be between 0.86 and 2.26 M⊙, in agreement with masses of known neutron stars.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:gravitational waves, neutron star, binary, binary neutron star inspiral
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:152056
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:4409
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2022-08-10
Last Modified:2022-09-28
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