Convert Micrometers to Nanometers
Enter your micrometer value in the form below to get the value calculated in nanometers.
How to Convert Micrometers to Nanometers Using an Easy 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.
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.
Micrometer Measurements and Equivalent Nanometer Conversions
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