Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Christopher Mauche

Staff Physicist
Physics Division

 +1 925-422-7017

Ph.D. Physics
Harvard University
B.S. Physics
State University of New York at Stony Brook
B.S. Earth and Space Science
State University of New York at Stony Brook

Research Interests

Ultraviolet through X-ray spectroscopy of cosmic and laboratory plasmas; accretion processes in black hole, neutron star, and white dwarf binaries; stellar winds; and the interstellar medium

Selected (Recent) Publications

  1. Luna, G.J.M., Raymond, J.C., Brickhouse, N.S., Mauche, C.W., and Suleimanov, V., "Testing the Cooling Flow Model in the Intermediate Polar EX Hydrae," arXiv, 1504.01342 (2015).
  2. Aleksić, J., et al., "MAGIC Search for VHE γ-ray Emission from AE Aquarii in a Multiwavelength Context," Astronomy & Astrophysics, 568, 109 (2014).
  3. Mauche, C.W., Abada-Simon, M, Desmurs, J.-F., Dulude, M.J., Ioannou, Z., Neill, J.D., Price, A., Sidro, N., Welsh, W.F., AAVSO, and CBA, "Multiwavelength Campaign of Observations of AE Aqr," Mem.S.A.It., 83, 651 (2012).
  4. Luna, G.J.M., Raymond, J.C., Brickhouse, N.S., Mauche, C.W., Proga, D., Steeghs, D., and Hoogerwerf, R., "Photoionized Features in the X-ray Spectrum of EX Hydrae," Astrophysical Journal, 711, 1333 (2010).
  5. Mauche, C.W., "Chandra High-Energy Transmission Grating Spectrum of AE Aquarii," Astrophysical Journal, 706, 130 (2009).
  6. Mauche, C. W., Liedahl, D.A., Akiyama, S., and Plewa, T., “The Physics of Wind-Fed Accretion,” in Cool Discs, Hot Flows: The Varying Faces of Accreting Compact Objects, ed. M. Axelsson (American Institute of Physics), p. 3 (2008).
  7. Mauche, C.W., “The White Dwarf in AE Aqr Brakes Harder,” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 369, 1983 (2006).
  1. Mauche, C.W., Liedahl, D.A., and Fournier, K.B., “Fe L-Shell Density Diagnostics in Theory and Practice,” in X-ray Diagnostics of Astrophysical Plasmas: Theory, Experiment, and Observation, ed. R.K. Smith (American Institute of Physics), p.133 (2005).
  2. Mauche, C.W., “Chandra Low Energy Transmission Grating Spectrum of SS Cygni in Outburst,” Astrophysical Journal, 610, 422 (2004).
  3. Hoogerwerf, R., Brickhouse, N.S., and Mauche, C.W., “The Radial Velocity and Mass of the White Dwarf of EX Hydrae Measured with Chandra,” Astrophysical Journal, 610, 411 (2004).
  4. Mauche, C.W., “Optical, UV, and EUV Oscillations of SS Cygni in Outburst,” in X-Ray Timing 2003: Rossi and Beyond, ed. P. Kaaret, F.K. Lamb, and J.H. Swank (American Institute of Physics), p. 315 (2004).
  5. Mauche, C.W., Liedahl, D.A., Mathiese, B.F., Jimenez-Garate, M.A., and Raymond, J.C., “Reprocessing of Soft X-ray Emission Lines in Black Hole Accretion Disks,” Astrophysical Journal, 606, 168 (2004).
  6. Wheatley, P.J., Mauche, C.W., and Mattei, J.A., “The X-ray and Extreme-Ultraviolet Flux Evolution of SS Cygni throughout Outburst,” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 345, 49 (2003).
  7. Mauche, C.W., Liedahl, D.A., and Fournier, K.B., “The Fe XXII I(11.92 A)/I(11.77 A) Density Diagnostic Applied to the Chandra High Energy Transmission Grating Spectrum of EX Hydrae,” Astrophysical Journal, 588, L101 (2003).
  8. Mauche, C.W., “Correlation of the Quasi-Periodic Oscillation Frequencies of White Dwarf, Neutron Star, and Black Hole Binaries,” Astrophysical Journal, 580, 423 (2002).
  9. Mauche C.W., and Robinson, E.L., “First Simultaneous Optical and EUV Observations of the Quasi-Coherent Oscillations of SS Cygni,” Astrophysical Journal, 562, 508 (2001).
  10. Mauche, C.W., Liedahl, D.A., and Fournier, K.B., “First Application of the Fe XVII I(17.10 A)/I(17.05 A) Line Ratio to Constrain the Plasma Density of a Cosmic X-ray Source,” Astrophysical Journal, 560, 992 (2001).
  11. den Herder, J.W., et al., “The Reflection Grating Spectrometer on board XMM-Newton,” Astrophysical Journal, 365, L7 (2001).
  12. McClintock, J.E., et al., “Complete and Simultaneous Spectral Observations of the Black-Hole X-ray Nova XTE J1118+480,” Astrophysical Journal, 555, 477 (2001).
  13. Mauche, C.W., and Raymond, J.C. “EUVE Observations of OY Carinae in Superoutburst,” Astrophysical Journal, 541, 924 (2000).
  14. Hynes, R.I., Mauche, C.W., Haswell, C.A., Shrader, C.R., Cui, W., and Chaty, S., “The X-ray Transient XTE J1118+480: Multiwavelength Observations of a Low-State Mini-Outburst,” Astrophysical Journal, 539, L37 (2000).

A more complete and up-to-date list of publications, with links to postscript, pdf, and/or electronic copies of most papers, is available from the SAO/NASA ADS and the arXiv e-print server.

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