Nanometers to Kilometers Conversion

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1 nm = 1.0E-12 km

How to Convert Nanometers to Kilometers

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 kilometer measurement, divide the length by the conversion ratio. One kilometer is equal to 1,000,000,000,000 nanometers, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilometers = nanometers ÷ 1,000,000,000,000

The length in kilometers is equal to the nanometers divided by 1,000,000,000,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000,000,000,000 nanometers to kilometers using the formula above.
5,000,000,000,000 nm = (5,000,000,000,000 ÷ 1,000,000,000,000) = 5 km

Nanometers and kilometers 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.

Kilometers

One kilometer is equal to 1,000 meters, which are defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.[1]

The kilometer, or kilometre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. Kilometers can be abbreviated as km; for example, 1 kilometer can be written as 1 km.

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.

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

Nanometer to Kilometer Conversion Table

Nanometer measurements converted to kilometers
Nanometers Kilometers
1 nm 0.000000000001 km
2 nm 0.000000000002 km
3 nm 0.000000000003 km
4 nm 0.000000000004 km
5 nm 0.000000000005 km
6 nm 0.000000000006 km
7 nm 0.000000000007 km
8 nm 0.000000000008 km
9 nm 0.000000000009 km
10 nm 0.00000000001 km
100 nm 0.0000000001 km
1,000 nm 0.000000001 km
10,000 nm 0.00000001 km
100,000 nm 0.0000001 km
1,000,000 nm 0.000001 km
10,000,000 nm 0.00001 km
100,000,000 nm 0.0001 km
1,000,000,000 nm 0.001 km
10,000,000,000 nm 0.01 km
100,000,000,000 nm 0.1 km
1,000,000,000,000 nm 1 km

References

  1. Ambler Thompson and Barry N. Taylor, Guide for the Use of the International System of Units (SI), National Institute of Standards and Technology, https://physics.nist.gov/cuu/pdf/sp811.pdf