Accurate effective-one-body waveforms of inspiralling and coalescing black-hole binaries

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dc.contributor.author Damour, Thibault
dc.contributor.author Nagar, Alessandro
dc.contributor.author Hannam, Mark
dc.contributor.author Husa, Sascha
dc.contributor.author Bruegmann, Bernd
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-29T09:14:24Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-29T09:14:24Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Damour, T., Nagar, A., Hannam, M., Husa, S. and Brügmann, B. (2008) 'Accurate effective-one-body waveforms of inspiralling and coalescing black-hole binaries', Physical Review D, 78(4), 044039 (24pp). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.78.044039 en
dc.identifier.volume 78
dc.identifier.issued 4
dc.identifier.issn 2470-0010
dc.identifier.issn 2470-0029
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4573
dc.identifier.doi 10.1103/PhysRevD.78.044039
dc.description.abstract The effective-one-body (EOB) formalism contains several flexibility parameters, notably a(5), upsilon(pole) and (a) over bar (RR). We show here how to jointly constrain the values of these parameters by simultaneously best-fitting the EOB waveform to two, independent, numerical relativity (NR) simulations of inspiralling and/or coalescing binary black-hole systems: published Caltech-Cornell inspiral data (considered for gravitational wave frequencies Mw <= 0.1) on one side, and newly computed coalescence data on the other side. The resulting, approximately unique, "best-fit" EOB waveform is then shown to exhibit excellent agreement with NR coalescence data for several mass ratios. The dephasing between this best-fit EOB waveform and published Caltech-Cornell inspiral data is found to vary between -0.0014 and +0.0008 radians over a time span of similar to 2464M up to gravitational wave frequency Mw = 0.1, and between +0.0013 and -0.0185 over a time span of 96M after Mw = 0.1 up to Mw = 0. 1565. The dephasings between EOB and the new coalescence data are found to be smaller than: (i) +/- 0.025 radians over a time span of 730M (11 cycles) up to merger, in the equal-mass case,and (ii) +/- 0.05 radians over a time span of about 950M ( 17 cycles) up to merger in the 2:1 mass-ratio case. These new results corroborate the aptitude of the EOB formalism to provide accurate representations of general relativistic waveforms, which are needed by Currently operating gravitational wave detectors. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Physical Society en
dc.relation.uri https://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.78.044039
dc.rights © 2008, American Physical Society en
dc.subject Gravitational-radiation en
dc.subject Initial data en
dc.subject Compact binaries en
dc.subject Circular orbit en
dc.subject PArticle (peer-reviewed) en
dc.subject Transformations en
dc.subject Perturbations en
dc.subject Spacetimes en
dc.subject Formalism en
dc.title Accurate effective-one-body waveforms of inspiralling and coalescing black-hole binaries en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Mark Hannam, Physics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Physical Review D en
dc.identifier.articleid 44039


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