Search for Gravitational Waves from Scorpius X-1 in the First Advanced LIGO Observing Run with a Hidden Markov Model
Results are presented from a semicoherent search for continuous gravitational waves from the brightest low-mass X-ray binary, Scorpius X-1, using data collected during the first Advanced LIGO observing run. The search combines a frequency domain matched filter (Bessel-weighted F-statistic) with a hidden Markov model to track wandering of the neutron star spin frequency. No evidence of gravitational waves is found in the frequency range 60-650 Hz. Frequentist 95% confidence strain upper limits, h095%=4.0 x 10-25, 8.3 x 10-25, and 3.0 x 10-25 for electromagnetically restricted source orientation, unknown polarization, and circular polarization, respectively, are reported at 106 Hz. They are ≤10 times higher than the theoretical torque-balance limit at 106 Hz.
B. P. Abbott et al., "Search for Gravitational Waves from Scorpius X-1 in the First Advanced LIGO Observing Run with a Hidden Markov Model," Physical Review D, vol. 95, no. 12, American Physical Society (APS), Jun 2017.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.95.122003
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