Nanometers to Centimeters Converter

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How to Convert Nanometers to Centimeters

To convert a measurement in nanometers to a measurement in centimeters, divide the length by the following conversion ratio: 10,000,000 nanometers/centimeter.

Since one centimeter is equal to 10,000,000 nanometers, you can use this simple formula to convert:

centimeters = nanometers ÷ 10,000,000

The length in centimeters is equal to the length in nanometers divided by 10,000,000.

For example, here's how to convert 50,000,000 nanometers to centimeters using the formula above.
centimeters = (50,000,000 nm ÷ 10,000,000) = 5 cm

Our inch fraction calculator can add nanometers and centimeters together, and it also automatically converts the results to US customary, imperial, and SI metric values.

Nanometers and centimeters are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Nanometer?

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 billionths, or 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.

Learn more about nanometers.

What Is a Centimeter?

One centimeter is equal to one-hundredth (1/100) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second. One centimeter is equal to 0.393701 inches.

The centimeter, or centimetre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "centi" is the prefix for hundredths, or 10-2. Centimeters can be abbreviated as cm; for example, 1 centimeter can be written as 1 cm.

Metric rulers typically have 30 cm, which are represented by 30 large tick marks. To get a rough idea of the actual length of a centimeter, a standard number 2 pencil is just about 1 cm thick.

Learn more about centimeters.

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 a combination of both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs.

Need a ruler? Try our free downloadable and printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.

Nanometer to Centimeter Conversion Table

Table showing various nanometer measurements converted to centimeters.
Nanometers Centimeters
1 nm 0.0000001 cm
2 nm 0.0000002 cm
3 nm 0.0000003 cm
4 nm 0.0000004 cm
5 nm 0.0000005 cm
6 nm 0.0000006 cm
7 nm 0.0000007 cm
8 nm 0.0000008 cm
9 nm 0.0000009 cm
10 nm 0.000001 cm
100 nm 0.00001 cm
1,000 nm 0.0001 cm
10,000 nm 0.001 cm
100,000 nm 0.01 cm
1,000,000 nm 0.1 cm
10,000,000 nm 1 cm

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