Micronewtons to Newtons Conversion

Enter the force in micronewtons below to get the value converted to newtons.

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1 μN = 1.0E-6 N

How to Convert Micronewtons to Newtons

To convert a micronewton measurement to a newton measurement, divide the force by the conversion ratio. One newton is equal to 1,000,000 micronewtons, so use this simple formula to convert:

newtons = micronewtons ÷ 1,000,000

The force in newtons is equal to the micronewtons divided by 1,000,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000,000 micronewtons to newtons using the formula above.
5,000,000 μN = (5,000,000 ÷ 1,000,000) = 5 N

Micronewtons and newtons are both units used to measure force. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Micronewtons

One micronewton is equal to 1/1,000,000 of a newton, which is equal to the force needed to move one kilogram of mass at a rate of one meter per second squared.

The micronewton is a multiple of the newton, which is the SI derived unit for force. In the metric system, "micro" is the prefix for 10-6. Micronewtons can be abbreviated as μN, for example 1 micronewton can be written as 1 μN.

Newtons

The newton is a unit to for measuring force equal to the force needed to move one kilogram of mass at a rate of one meter per second squared.[1]

The newton is the SI derived unit for force in the metric system. Newtons can be abbreviated as N, for example 1 newton can be written as 1 N.

Newtons can be expressed using the formula: 1 N = 1 kgms2

Micronewton to Newton Conversion Table

Micronewton measurements converted to newtons
Micronewtons Newtons
1 μN 0.000001 N
2 μN 0.000002 N
3 μN 0.000003 N
4 μN 0.000004 N
5 μN 0.000005 N
6 μN 0.000006 N
7 μN 0.000007 N
8 μN 0.000008 N
9 μN 0.000009 N
10 μN 0.00001 N
100 μN 0.0001 N
1,000 μN 0.001 N
10,000 μN 0.01 N
100,000 μN 0.1 N
1,000,000 μN 1 N

References

  1. Z. J. Jabbour and S. L. Yaniv, The Kilogram and Measurements of Mass and Force, Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/calibrations/j61jab.pdf