Convert Nanometers to Centimeters

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1 nm = 1.0E-7 cm

How to Convert Nanometers to Centimeters

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

To convert a nanometer measurement to a centimeter measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One nanometer is equal to 1.0E-7 centimeters, so use this simple formula to convert:

centimeters = nanometers × 1.0E-7

The length in centimeters is equal to the nanometers multiplied by 1.0E-7.

For example, here's how to convert 5 nanometers to centimeters using the formula above.
5 nm = (5 × 1.0E-7) = 5.0E-7 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.

Nanometers

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 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.

Centimeters

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

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 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 pencil is just about 1cm thick.

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.

Nanometer Measurements and Equivalent Centimeter Conversions

Common nanometer values converted to the equivalent centimeter value
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
11 nm 0.0000011 cm
12 nm 0.0000012 cm
13 nm 0.0000013 cm
14 nm 0.0000014 cm
15 nm 0.0000015 cm
16 nm 0.0000016 cm
17 nm 0.0000017 cm
18 nm 0.0000018 cm
19 nm 0.0000019 cm
20 nm 0.000002 cm
21 nm 0.0000021 cm
22 nm 0.0000022 cm
23 nm 0.0000023 cm
24 nm 0.0000024 cm
25 nm 0.0000025 cm
26 nm 0.0000026 cm
27 nm 0.0000027 cm
28 nm 0.0000028 cm
29 nm 0.0000029 cm
30 nm 0.000003 cm
31 nm 0.0000031 cm
32 nm 0.0000032 cm
33 nm 0.0000033 cm
34 nm 0.0000034 cm
35 nm 0.0000035 cm
36 nm 0.0000036 cm
37 nm 0.0000037 cm
38 nm 0.0000038 cm
39 nm 0.0000039 cm
40 nm 0.000004 cm

More Nanometer Length Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Miles
1 nm is equal to 6.2137E-13 miles
Convert to Yards
1 nm is equal to 1.0936E-9 yards
Convert to Feet
1 nm is equal to 3.2808E-9 feet
Convert to Inches
1 nm is equal to 3.937E-8 inches
SI Units
Convert to Kilometers
1 nm is equal to 1.0E-12 kilometers
Convert to Meters
1 nm is equal to 1.0E-9 meters
Convert to Millimeters
1 nm is equal to 1.0E-6 millimeters
Convert to Micrometers
1 nm is equal to 0.001 micrometers