# Predictions for the rates of compact binary coalescences observable by ground-based gravitational-wave detectors

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Verkindt and F. Vetrano and A. Vicer'e and A. Villar and J. Vinet and H. Vocca and C. Vorvick and S. P. Vyachanin and S. Waldman and L. Wallace and A. Wanner and R. Ward and M. Was and P. Wei and M. Weinert and A. Weinstein and R. Weiss and L. Wen and S. Wen and P. Wessels and M. West and T. Westphal and K. Wette and J. Whelan and S. Whitcomb and D. White and B. Whiting and C. Wilkinson and P. Willems and L. Williams and B. Willke and L. Winkelmann and W. Winkler and C. Wipf and A. Wiseman and G. Woan and R. Wooley and J. Worden and I. Yakushin and H. Yamamoto and K. Yamamoto and D. Yeaton-Massey and S. Yoshida and P. Yu and M. Yvert and M. Zanolin and L. Zhang and Z. Zhang and C. Zhao and N. Zotov and M. Zucker and J. Zweizig and K. Belczynski}, journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity}, year={2010}, volume={27}, pages={173001-173001} }

We present an up-to-date, comprehensive summary of the rates for all types of compact binary coalescence sources detectable by the initial and advanced versions of the ground-based gravitational-wave detectors LIGO and Virgo. Astrophysical estimates for compact-binary coalescence rates depend on a number of assumptions and unknown model parameters and are still uncertain. The most confident among these estimates are the rate predictions for coalescing binary neutron stars which are based on… Expand

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