Convert Meters to Nanometers

Enter the length in meters below to get the value converted to nanometers.

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1 m = 1,000,000,000 nm

How to Convert Meters 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 meter measurement to a nanometer measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One meter is equal to 1,000,000,000 nanometers, so use this simple formula to convert:

nanometers = meters × 1,000,000,000

The length in nanometers is equal to the meters multiplied by 1,000,000,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 meters to nanometers using the formula above.
5 m = (5 × 1,000,000,000) = 5,000,000,000 nm

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


The meter is defined as the distance light travels in 1/299,792,458 of a second in a vacuum, according to the most recent 1983 definition. One meter is equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches.

The meter, or metre, is the SI base unit for length in the metric system. Meters can be abbreviated as m, for example 1 meter can be written as 1 m.


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.

Meter Measurements and Equivalent Nanometer Conversions

Common meter values converted to the equivalent nanometer value
Meters Nanometers
1 m 1,000,000,000 nm
2 m 2,000,000,000 nm
3 m 3,000,000,000 nm
4 m 4,000,000,000 nm
5 m 5,000,000,000 nm
6 m 6,000,000,000 nm
7 m 7,000,000,000 nm
8 m 8,000,000,000 nm
9 m 9,000,000,000 nm
10 m 10,000,000,000 nm
11 m 11,000,000,000 nm
12 m 12,000,000,000 nm
13 m 13,000,000,000 nm
14 m 14,000,000,000 nm
15 m 15,000,000,000 nm
16 m 16,000,000,000 nm
17 m 17,000,000,000 nm
18 m 18,000,000,000 nm
19 m 19,000,000,000 nm
20 m 20,000,000,000 nm
21 m 21,000,000,000 nm
22 m 22,000,000,000 nm
23 m 23,000,000,000 nm
24 m 24,000,000,000 nm
25 m 25,000,000,000 nm
26 m 26,000,000,000 nm
27 m 27,000,000,000 nm
28 m 28,000,000,000 nm
29 m 29,000,000,000 nm
30 m 30,000,000,000 nm
31 m 31,000,000,000 nm
32 m 32,000,000,000 nm
33 m 33,000,000,000 nm
34 m 34,000,000,000 nm
35 m 35,000,000,000 nm
36 m 36,000,000,000 nm
37 m 37,000,000,000 nm
38 m 38,000,000,000 nm
39 m 39,000,000,000 nm
40 m 40,000,000,000 nm

More Meter Length Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Miles
1 m is equal to 0.000621 miles
Convert to Yards
1 m is equal to 1.093613 yards
Convert to Feet
1 m is equal to 3.28084 feet
Convert to Inches
1 m is equal to 39.370079 inches
SI Units
Convert to Kilometers
1 m is equal to 0.001 kilometers
Convert to Centimeters
1 m is equal to 100 centimeters
Convert to Millimeters
1 m is equal to 1,000 millimeters
Convert to Micrometers
1 m is equal to 1,000,000 micrometers