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Searching for gravitational waves with a geostationary interferometer

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Author(s):
Tinto, Massimo [1] ; de Araujo, Jose C. N. [1] ; Aguiar, Odylio D. [1] ; Alves, Marcio E. S. [2]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Inst Nacl Pesquisas Espaciais, Div Astrofis, BR-12227010 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Itajuba, Inst Fis & Quim, BR-37500903 Itajuba, MG - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Astroparticle Physics; v. 48, p. 50-60, AUG 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 11
Abstract

We analyze the sensitivities of a geostationary gravitational wave interferometer mission operating in the sub-Hertz band. Because of its smaller armlength, in the lower part of its accessible frequency band (10(-4) - 2 x 10(-2) Hz) our proposed Earth-orbiting detector will be less sensitive, by a factor of about seventy, than the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission. In the higher part of its band instead (2 x 10(-2) - 10 Hz), our proposed interferometer will have the capability of observing super-massive black holes (SMBHs) with masses smaller than similar to 10(6) M-circle dot. With good event rates for these systems, a geostationary interferometer will be able to accurately probe the astrophysical scenarios that account for their formation. (c) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/11719-0 - Data analysis for gravitational wave experiments
Grantee:Odylio Denys de Aguiar
Support type: Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International