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Search for continuous gravitational radiation

Abstract

WE have given1 results of a search for short pulses of gravitational radiation carried out with two gravitational radiation detectors operating in coincidence over a frequency range from 650 to 1,450 Hz. Detectors of that type may also be used within this frequency region to set upper limits to fluxes of gravitational radiation of either continuous or incoherent waveform. The latter may include pulses which occur at a high rate but are too small to be detected individually. We describe here a preliminary experiment designed to search for any such signals in a general way.

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