Convert Centimeters to Nanometers

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1 cm = 10,000,000 nm

How to Convert Centimeters to Nanometers

Tape measures can be used to measure units of length, and a calculator can be used to convert to another unit

To convert a centimeter measurement to a nanometer measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One centimeter is equal to 10,000,000 nanometers, so use this simple formula to convert:

nanometers = centimeters × 10,000,000

The length in nanometers is equal to the centimeters multiplied by 10,000,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 centimeters to nanometers using the formula above.
5 cm = (5 × 10,000,000) = 50,000,000 nm

Our inch fraction calculator can add centimeters and nanometers together and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial and SI metric values.

Centimeters and nanometers are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Centimeters

One centimeter is equal to one-hundredth (1/100) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.

The centimeter, or centimetre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "centi" is the prefix for 10-2. Centimeters can be abbreviated as cm, for example 1 centimeter can be written as 1 cm.

Metric rulers typically have 30 cm, which are represented by 30 large tick marks. To get a rough idea of the actual length of a centimeter, a standard pencil is just about 1cm thick.

Nanometers

One nanometer is equal to one-billionth (1/1,000,000,000) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.

The nanometer, or nanometre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "nano" is the prefix for 10-9. Nanometers can be abbreviated as nm, for example 1 nanometer can be written as 1 nm.

The nanometer is an extremely small unit of length measurement, often used to measure things that are very small, such as the transistors and electrical pathways in computer processors and nanotechnology.

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs.

If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.

Centimeter Measurements and Equivalent Nanometer Conversions

Common centimeter values converted to the equivalent nanometer value
Centimeters Nanometers
1 cm 10,000,000 nm
2 cm 20,000,000 nm
3 cm 30,000,000 nm
4 cm 40,000,000 nm
5 cm 50,000,000 nm
6 cm 60,000,000 nm
7 cm 70,000,000 nm
8 cm 80,000,000 nm
9 cm 90,000,000 nm
10 cm 100,000,000 nm
11 cm 110,000,000 nm
12 cm 120,000,000 nm
13 cm 130,000,000 nm
14 cm 140,000,000 nm
15 cm 150,000,000 nm
16 cm 160,000,000 nm
17 cm 170,000,000 nm
18 cm 180,000,000 nm
19 cm 190,000,000 nm
20 cm 200,000,000 nm
21 cm 210,000,000 nm
22 cm 220,000,000 nm
23 cm 230,000,000 nm
24 cm 240,000,000 nm
25 cm 250,000,000 nm
26 cm 260,000,000 nm
27 cm 270,000,000 nm
28 cm 280,000,000 nm
29 cm 290,000,000 nm
30 cm 300,000,000 nm
31 cm 310,000,000 nm
32 cm 320,000,000 nm
33 cm 330,000,000 nm
34 cm 340,000,000 nm
35 cm 350,000,000 nm
36 cm 360,000,000 nm
37 cm 370,000,000 nm
38 cm 380,000,000 nm
39 cm 390,000,000 nm
40 cm 400,000,000 nm

More Centimeter Length Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Miles
1 cm is equal to 6.2137E-6 miles
Convert to Yards
1 cm is equal to 0.010936 yards
Convert to Feet
1 cm is equal to 0.032808 feet
Convert to Inches
1 cm is equal to 0.393701 inches
SI Units
Convert to Kilometers
1 cm is equal to 1.0E-5 kilometers
Convert to Meters
1 cm is equal to 0.01 meters
Convert to Millimeters
1 cm is equal to 10 millimeters
Convert to Micrometers
1 cm is equal to 10,000 micrometers