Parameter estimation of gravitational waves from precessing black hole-neutron star inspirals with higher harmonics

@article{OShaughnessy2014ParameterEO,
  title={Parameter estimation of gravitational waves from precessing black hole-neutron star inspirals with higher harmonics},
  author={Richard O’Shaughnessy and Benjamin Farr and Evan Ochsner and H. S. Cho and V Raymond and C. Kim and Chang-Hwan Lee University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Northwestern University and Pusan National University and California Institute of Technology. and Seoul National University},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2014},
  volume={89},
  pages={102005}
}
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