# Nanometer Conversion Calculator

Enter a value in nanometers below to convert to another unit of length.

## What Is a Nanometer?

A nanometer is a unit used to measure length.

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 billionths, or 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.

## How Long Is a Nanometer?

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.

## How to Convert Nanometers

To convert nanometers to another unit of length, you need to multiply the value by a conversion factor. A conversion factor is a numerical value used to change the units of a measurement without changing the value.[1]

You can find the conversion factors for nanometers in the conversion table below.

Then, multiply the length measurement by the conversion factor to find the equivalent value in the desired unit of measurement.

nanometers × conversion factor = result

You can also use a calculator, such as one of the converters below, for the conversion.

## Nanometer Conversion Table

Common nanometer values and equivalent imperial and metric length measurements
nanometers miles yards feet inches kilometers meters centimeters millimeters micrometers
1 nm 0.00000000000062137 mi 0.0000000010936 yd 0.0000000032808' 0.00000003937" 0.000000000001 km 0.000000001 m 0.0000001 cm 0.000001 mm 0.001 µm
2 nm 0.0000000000012427 mi 0.0000000021872 yd 0.0000000065617' 0.00000007874" 0.000000000002 km 0.000000002 m 0.0000002 cm 0.000002 mm 0.002 µm
3 nm 0.0000000000018641 mi 0.0000000032808 yd 0.0000000098425' 0.00000011811" 0.000000000003 km 0.000000003 m 0.0000003 cm 0.000003 mm 0.003 µm
4 nm 0.0000000000024855 mi 0.0000000043745 yd 0.000000013123' 0.00000015748" 0.000000000004 km 0.000000004 m 0.0000004 cm 0.000004 mm 0.004 µm
5 nm 0.0000000000031069 mi 0.0000000054681 yd 0.000000016404' 0.00000019685" 0.000000000005 km 0.000000005 m 0.0000005 cm 0.000005 mm 0.005 µm
6 nm 0.0000000000037282 mi 0.0000000065617 yd 0.000000019685' 0.00000023622" 0.000000000006 km 0.000000006 m 0.0000006 cm 0.000006 mm 0.006 µm
7 nm 0.0000000000043496 mi 0.0000000076553 yd 0.000000022966' 0.00000027559" 0.000000000007 km 0.000000007 m 0.0000007 cm 0.000007 mm 0.007 µm
8 nm 0.000000000004971 mi 0.0000000087489 yd 0.000000026247' 0.00000031496" 0.000000000008 km 0.000000008 m 0.0000008 cm 0.000008 mm 0.008 µm
9 nm 0.0000000000055923 mi 0.0000000098425 yd 0.000000029528' 0.00000035433" 0.000000000009 km 0.000000009 m 0.0000009 cm 0.000009 mm 0.009 µm
10 nm 0.0000000000062137 mi 0.000000010936 yd 0.000000032808' 0.0000003937" 0.00000000001 km 0.00000001 m 0.000001 cm 0.00001 mm 0.01 µm
11 nm 0.0000000000068351 mi 0.00000001203 yd 0.000000036089' 0.00000043307" 0.000000000011 km 0.000000011 m 0.0000011 cm 0.000011 mm 0.011 µm
12 nm 0.0000000000074565 mi 0.000000013123 yd 0.00000003937' 0.00000047244" 0.000000000012 km 0.000000012 m 0.0000012 cm 0.000012 mm 0.012 µm
13 nm 0.0000000000080778 mi 0.000000014217 yd 0.000000042651' 0.00000051181" 0.000000000013 km 0.000000013 m 0.0000013 cm 0.000013 mm 0.013 µm
14 nm 0.0000000000086992 mi 0.000000015311 yd 0.000000045932' 0.00000055118" 0.000000000014 km 0.000000014 m 0.0000014 cm 0.000014 mm 0.014 µm
15 nm 0.0000000000093206 mi 0.000000016404 yd 0.000000049213' 0.00000059055" 0.000000000015 km 0.000000015 m 0.0000015 cm 0.000015 mm 0.015 µm
16 nm 0.0000000000099419 mi 0.000000017498 yd 0.000000052493' 0.00000062992" 0.000000000016 km 0.000000016 m 0.0000016 cm 0.000016 mm 0.016 µm
17 nm 0.000000000010563 mi 0.000000018591 yd 0.000000055774' 0.00000066929" 0.000000000017 km 0.000000017 m 0.0000017 cm 0.000017 mm 0.017 µm
18 nm 0.000000000011185 mi 0.000000019685 yd 0.000000059055' 0.00000070866" 0.000000000018 km 0.000000018 m 0.0000018 cm 0.000018 mm 0.018 µm
19 nm 0.000000000011806 mi 0.000000020779 yd 0.000000062336' 0.00000074803" 0.000000000019 km 0.000000019 m 0.0000019 cm 0.000019 mm 0.019 µm
20 nm 0.000000000012427 mi 0.000000021872 yd 0.000000065617' 0.0000007874" 0.00000000002 km 0.00000002 m 0.000002 cm 0.00002 mm 0.02 µm

## Nanometer Conversion Calculators

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## References

1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Unit Conversion, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-si/unit-conversion

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