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Sensitivity to Gravitational Waves from Compact Binary Coalescences Achieved during LIGO's Fifth and Virgo's First Science Run

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, The LIGO Scientific Collaboration, The Virgo Collaboration, J. Abadie, B. P. Abbott, R. Abbott, M Abernathy, T. Accadia, F. Acernese, C. Adams, R. Adhikari, P. Ajith, B. Allen, G. Allen, E. Amador Ceron, R. S. Amin, S. B. Anderson, W. G. Anderson, F. Antonucci, S. Aoudia, M. A. Arain, M. Araya, M. Aronsson, K. G. Arun, Y. Aso, S. Aston, P. Astone, D. E. Atkinson, Peter Aufmuth, C. Aulbert, S. L. Danilishin, K. Danzmann, M. Hewitson, F. Kawazoe, H. Lück, H. Vahlbruch, Alexander Wanner, B. Willke, K. Yamamoto, L. Zhang

We summarize the sensitivity achieved by the LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors for compact binary coalescence (CBC) searches during LIGOtextquotesingles fifth science run and Virgotextquotesingles first science run. We present noise spectral density curves for each of the four detectors that operated during these science runs which are representative of the typical performance achieved by the detectors for CBC searches. These spectra are intended for release to the public as a summary of detector performance for CBC searches during these science runs.

Institute of Gravitation Physics
QUEST-Leibniz Research School
PhoenixD: Photonics, Optics, and Engineering - Innovation Across Disciplines
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