Meters to Nanometers Conversion

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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.

Meters

The meter is defined as the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval with duration of 1/299,792,458 of a second, according the most recent 2019 definition.[1] 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.

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.

Meter to Nanometer Conversion Table

Meter measurements converted to nanometers
Meters Nanometers
0.000000001 m 1 nm
0.000000002 m 2 nm
0.000000003 m 3 nm
0.000000004 m 4 nm
0.000000005 m 5 nm
0.000000006 m 6 nm
0.000000007 m 7 nm
0.000000008 m 8 nm
0.000000009 m 9 nm
0.0000000001 m 0.1 nm
0.000000001 m 1 nm
0.00000001 m 10 nm
0.0000001 m 100 nm
0.000001 m 1,000 nm
0.00001 m 10,000 nm
0.0001 m 100,000 nm
0.001 m 1,000,000 nm
0.01 m 10,000,000 nm
0.1 m 100,000,000 nm
1 m 1,000,000,000 nm

References

  1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/utils/common/pdf/si-brochure/SI-Brochure-9.pdf