In the last few years many advances have been made in the field of dark matter direct detection. In this article I will review the progress and status of experiments that employ detection techniques that do not use noble liquids. First, I will give an introduction to the field of dark matter and discuss the background challenges that confront all dark matter experiments. I will also discuss various detection techniques employed by the current generation and the next generation of dark matter experiments. Finally, I will discuss recent results and the status of current and future direct detection experiments.
Tue, 21 Oct 14
Comments: 19 pages, 1 figure. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2013