# Convert Micrometers to Nanometers

## Learn How to Convert Micrometers to Nanometers Using our Conversion Formula

Converting a micrometer length measurement to a nanometer measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A micrometer is equal to 1000 nanometers, so to convert simply multiply by 1000.

For example, 5µm = (5 × 1000) = 5,000nm.

Micrometers and nanometers are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and
find more length measurement conversion calculators.
A micrometer is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as *µm*, for example 1µm.
A nanometer is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as *nm*, for example 1nm.
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.

## More Length Conversions

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

## Micrometer Measurements and Equivalent Nanometer Conversions

Micrometers | Nanometers | Micrometers | Nanometers | Micrometers | Nanometers |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

1 | 1,000 | 21 | 21,000 | 41 | 41,000 |

2 | 2,000 | 22 | 22,000 | 42 | 42,000 |

3 | 3,000 | 23 | 23,000 | 43 | 43,000 |

4 | 4,000 | 24 | 24,000 | 44 | 44,000 |

5 | 5,000 | 25 | 25,000 | 45 | 45,000 |

6 | 6,000 | 26 | 26,000 | 46 | 46,000 |

7 | 7,000 | 27 | 27,000 | 47 | 47,000 |

8 | 8,000 | 28 | 28,000 | 48 | 48,000 |

9 | 9,000 | 29 | 29,000 | 49 | 49,000 |

10 | 10,000 | 30 | 30,000 | 50 | 50,000 |

11 | 11,000 | 31 | 31,000 | 51 | 51,000 |

12 | 12,000 | 32 | 32,000 | 52 | 52,000 |

13 | 13,000 | 33 | 33,000 | 53 | 53,000 |

14 | 14,000 | 34 | 34,000 | 54 | 54,000 |

15 | 15,000 | 35 | 35,000 | 55 | 55,000 |

16 | 16,000 | 36 | 36,000 | 56 | 56,000 |

17 | 17,000 | 37 | 37,000 | 57 | 57,000 |

18 | 18,000 | 38 | 38,000 | 58 | 58,000 |

19 | 19,000 | 39 | 39,000 | 59 | 59,000 |

20 | 20,000 | 40 | 40,000 | 60 | 60,000 |