Einstein@Home All-sky Search for Continuous Gravitational Waves in LIGO O2 Public Data

@article{Steltner2020EinsteinHomeAS,
  title={Einstein@Home All-sky Search for Continuous Gravitational Waves in LIGO O2 Public Data},
  author={B. Steltner and Maria Alessandra Papa and Heinz-Bernd Eggenstein and Bruce Allen and Vladimir Dergachev and Reinhard Prix and Bernd Machenschalk and Sin'ead Walsh and S. J. Zhu and O. Behnke and S. Kwang},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2020},
  volume={909}
}
We conduct an all-sky search for continuous gravitational waves in the LIGO O2 data from the Hanford and Livingston detectors. We search for nearly monochromatic signals with frequency 20.0 Hz ≤ f ≤ 585.15 Hz and spin-down Hz s−1. We deploy the search on the Einstein@Home volunteer-computing project and follow-up the waveforms associated with the most significant results with eight further search stages, reaching the best sensitivity ever achieved by an all-sky survey up to 500 Hz. Six of the… 
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