A prototype detector for the ALICE experiment at CERN’s LHC collider will be installed in the STAR detector at Brookhaven’s RHIC heavy ion collider,
scheduled to come into action this year. ALICE will concentrate on heavy ion collisions at the LHC,
and this way the prototype detector will have a foretaste of high energy heavy ions.
The ALICE detector involved is the High Momentum Particle Identification system,
based on the Ring Imaging Cherenkov (RICH) technique.