GW170104: Observation of a 50-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence at Redshift 0.2

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dc.identifier.uri Abbott, B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Acernese, F. Ackley, K. et al. LIGO Scientific Collaboration Virgo Collaboration 2017-10-24T08:01:11Z 2017-10-24T08:01:11Z 2017
dc.identifier.citation Abbott, B.P.; Abbott, R.; Abbott, T.D.; Acernese, F.; Ackley, K.; et, al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration): GW170104: Observation of a 50-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence at Redshift 0.2. In: Physical Review Letters 118 (2017), Nr. 22, 221101. DOI:
dc.description.abstract We describe the observation of GW170104, a gravitational-wave signal produced by the coalescence of a pair of stellar-mass black holes. The signal was measured on January 4, 2017 at 10 11:58.6 UTC by the twin advanced detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory during their second observing run, with a network signal-to-noise ratio of 13 and a false alarm rate less than 1 in 70 000 years. The inferred component black hole masses are 31.2-6.0+8.4M' and 19.4-5.9+5.3M (at the 90% credible level). The black hole spins are best constrained through measurement of the effective inspiral spin parameter, a mass-weighted combination of the spin components perpendicular to the orbital plane, χeff=-0.12-0.30+0.21. This result implies that spin configurations with both component spins positively aligned with the orbital angular momentum are disfavored. The source luminosity distance is 880-390+450 Mpc corresponding to a redshift of z=0.18-0.07+0.08. We constrain the magnitude of modifications to the gravitational-wave dispersion relation and perform null tests of general relativity. Assuming that gravitons are dispersed in vacuum like massive particles, we bound the graviton mass to mg≤7.7×10-23 eV/c2. In all cases, we find that GW170104 is consistent with general relativity. © 2017 American Physical Society. eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher College Park, MD : American Physical Society
dc.relation.ispartofseries Physical Review Letters 118 (2017), Nr. 22
dc.rights CC BY 4.0 Unported
dc.subject Gravitational effects eng
dc.subject Gravity waves eng
dc.subject Interferometers eng
dc.subject Laser interferometry eng
dc.subject Relativity eng
dc.subject Signal to noise ratio eng
dc.subject Stars eng
dc.subject Testing eng
dc.subject Advanced detector eng
dc.subject General Relativity eng
dc.subject Gravitational-wave signals eng
dc.subject Laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatories eng
dc.subject Massive particles eng
dc.subject Orbital angular momentum eng
dc.subject Spin configurations eng
dc.subject Stellar-mass black holes eng
dc.subject Gravitation eng
dc.subject Gravitationswelle ger
dc.subject.ddc 530 | Physik ger
dc.title GW170104: Observation of a 50-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence at Redshift 0.2
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dc.type Text
dc.relation.issn 0031-9007
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 22
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 118
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 221101
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