Convert Micrometers to Nanometers

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

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1 µm = 1,000 nm

How to Convert Micrometers to Nanometers

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

Convert micrometers to nanometers with this simple formula:

nanometers = micrometers × 1,000

Converting a micrometer length measurement to a nanometer measurement involves multiplying the length by the conversion ratio to find the result. One micrometer is equal to 1,000 nanometers, so to convert simply multiply by 1,000.

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

Micrometers and nanometers are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. Micrometers are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as µm, for example 1 µm. Nanometers are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as nm, for example 1 nm. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

A nanometer is an extremely small unit of length measurement, equal to one billionth of a meter. The nanometer is used to measure things that are very small, such as the transistors and electrical pathways in computer processors and nanotechnology. Internationally it is spelled nanometre.

A human hair is 40-50 micrometers thick or 0.000001 meters, making this a very small unit of measure. The micrometer is often referred to as a micron and internationally it is spelled micrometre.

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.

micrometers and nanometers are units used to measure length
Convert Nanometers to Micrometers

Micrometer Measurements and Equivalent Nanometer Conversions

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

More Micrometer Length Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Miles
1 µm is equal to 6.2137E-10 miles
Convert to Yards
1 µm is equal to 1.0936E-6 yards
Convert to Feet
1 µm is equal to 3.2808E-6 feet
Convert to Inches
1 µm is equal to 3.937E-5 inches
SI Units
Convert to Kilometers
1 µm is equal to 1.0E-9 kilometers
Convert to Meters
1 µm is equal to 1.0E-6 meters
Convert to Centimeters
1 µm is equal to 0.0001 centimeters
Convert to Millimeters
1 µm is equal to 0.001 millimeters