Convert Nanometers to Inches

Enter the length in nanometers below to get the value converted to inches.

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1 nm = 3.937E-8 in

How to Convert Nanometers to Inches

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

Convert nanometers to inches with this simple formula:

inches = nanometers × 3.937E-8

Converting a nanometer length measurement to an inch measurement involves multiplying the length by the conversion ratio to find the result. One nanometer is equal to 3.937E-8 inches, so to convert simply multiply by 3.937E-8.

For example, here's how to convert 5 nanometers to inches using the formula above.
5 nm = (5 × 3.937E-8) = 1.9685E-7"

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

Nanometers and inches are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. Nanometers are a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as nm, for example 1 nm. Inches are an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as in, for example 1 in. 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.

The actual length of an inch has varied because of variances of the length of a foot. Throughout history it has been equal to 1/12 - 1/16 of a foot, but there are now exactly 12 inches in a foot. In 1959 the world agreed to the exact length of the national yard, .9144 meters. As such a foot is equal to .3048 meters and an inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters.

A quarter is .955" in diameter, which is just smaller than 1"

The standard ruler has 12", and metric combinations have 30 cm. Inches are also often measured using tape measures which commonly come in lengths from 6' - 35'. Other types of measuring devices include scales, calipers, measuring wheels, micrometers, yardsticks, and even lasers.

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.

nanometers and inches are units used to measure length
Convert Inches to Nanometers

Nanometer Measurements and Equivalent Inch Conversions

Common nanometer values converted to the equivalent inch value
Nanometers Inches
1 nm 0.00000003937"
2 nm 0.00000007874"
3 nm 0.00000011811"
4 nm 0.00000015748"
5 nm 0.00000019685"
6 nm 0.00000023622"
7 nm 0.00000027559"
8 nm 0.00000031496"
9 nm 0.00000035433"
10 nm 0.0000003937"
11 nm 0.00000043307"
12 nm 0.00000047244"
13 nm 0.00000051181"
14 nm 0.00000055118"
15 nm 0.00000059055"
16 nm 0.00000062992"
17 nm 0.00000066929"
18 nm 0.00000070866"
19 nm 0.00000074803"
20 nm 0.0000007874"
21 nm 0.00000082677"
22 nm 0.00000086614"
23 nm 0.00000090551"
24 nm 0.00000094488"
25 nm 0.00000098425"
26 nm 0.0000010236"
27 nm 0.000001063"
28 nm 0.0000011024"
29 nm 0.0000011417"
30 nm 0.0000011811"
31 nm 0.0000012205"
32 nm 0.0000012598"
33 nm 0.0000012992"
34 nm 0.0000013386"
35 nm 0.000001378"
36 nm 0.0000014173"
37 nm 0.0000014567"
38 nm 0.0000014961"
39 nm 0.0000015354"
40 nm 0.0000015748"

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
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 Centimeters
1 nm is equal to 1.0E-7 centimeters
Convert to Millimeters
1 nm is equal to 1.0E-6 millimeters
Convert to Micrometers
1 nm is equal to 0.001 micrometers