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 to Nanometer Conversion Table

Centimeter measurements converted to nanometers
Centimeters Nanometers
0.0000001 cm 1 nm
0.0000002 cm 2 nm
0.0000003 cm 3 nm
0.0000004 cm 4 nm
0.0000005 cm 5 nm
0.0000006 cm 6 nm
0.0000007 cm 7 nm
0.0000008 cm 8 nm
0.0000009 cm 9 nm
0.00000001 cm 0.1 nm
0.0000001 cm 1 nm
0.000001 cm 10 nm
0.00001 cm 100 nm
0.0001 cm 1,000 nm
0.001 cm 10,000 nm
0.01 cm 100,000 nm
0.1 cm 1,000,000 nm
1 cm 10,000,000 nm