Michael Scanlan

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We report on an all-sky search with the LIGO detectors for periodic gravitational waves in the frequency range 50-1100 Hz and with the frequency's time derivative in the range -5 x 10{-9}-0 Hz s{-1}. Data from the first eight months of the fifth LIGO science run (S5) have been used in this search, which is based on a semicoherent method (PowerFlux) of(More)
This search targeted binaries with total mass between 2 and 35 M⊙ and a minimum component mass of 1 M⊙. No gravitational-wave signals were detected during our observations and so we report upper limits on the rate of compact binary coalescence as a function of the binary's mass. Assuming a compact binary object population with a Gaussian mass distribution(More)
Blockage of nasoduodenal feeding tubes is costly in terms of materials and nursing time, and traumatic to the neuroscience patient. A laboratory experimental study explored ways to decrease obstruction of small bore nasoduodenal feeding tubes when medications are given concurrently with continuous tube feeding. The first part of the study examined type and(More)
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