Liquid Helium Shortage

Due to the current helium shortage, our primary contracted supplier, AirGas, notified UConn our allocation of liquid helium will be reduced, and a price increase of 30% will take affect November 1st.  Based upon our known and understood demand requirements, this allocable amount will not sufficiently meet current research needs.   We are faced with some difficult decisions regarding allocation and demand management. With this shortage affecting all consumers nationwide, it is proving difficult to obtain additional supply on a reliable basis. As we seek to proactively manage this situation, AirGas is available to inspect current installations to recommend improvements to conserve helium and reduce loss. We will also continue to explore alternate suppliers and will keep you updated as those efforts progress.

Liquid Helium Shortage Letter