Convert Nanometers to Meters

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1 nm = 1.0E-9 m

How to Convert Nanometers to Meters Using an Easy Conversion Formula

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

Convert nanometers to meters with this simple formula:

meters = nanometers × 1.0E-9

Converting a nanometer length measurement to a meter measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A nanometer is equal to 1.0E-9 meters, so to convert simply multiply by 1.0E-9.

For example:
5 nm = (5 × 1.0E-9) = 5.0E-9 m

Nanometers and meters are both units used to measure length. Learn more about length and find more length measurement conversion calculators. A nanometer is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as nm, for example 1 nm. A meter is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as m, for example 1 m. 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 meter is the primary unit of length in the metric system. It's equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches. Internationally it is actually spelled metre. It was first defined 1793 as 1/10,000,000 the length from the equator to the North Pole. The current definition of a meter, adopted in 1983, is the distance light travels in 1/299,792,458 seconds and was adopted to in 1983.

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 meters are units used to measure length
Convert Meters to Nanometers

Nanometer Measurements and Equivalent Meter Conversions

Common nanometer values converted to the equivalent meter value
Nanometers Meters
1 nm 0.0000000010 m
2 nm 0.0000000020 m
3 nm 0.0000000030 m
4 nm 0.0000000040 m
5 nm 0.0000000050 m
6 nm 0.0000000060 m
7 nm 0.0000000070 m
8 nm 0.0000000080 m
9 nm 0.0000000090 m
10 nm 0.000000010 m
11 nm 0.000000011 m
12 nm 0.000000012 m
13 nm 0.000000013 m
14 nm 0.000000014 m
15 nm 0.000000015 m
16 nm 0.000000016 m
17 nm 0.000000017 m
18 nm 0.000000018 m
19 nm 0.000000019 m
20 nm 0.000000020 m
21 nm 0.000000021 m
22 nm 0.000000022 m
23 nm 0.000000023 m
24 nm 0.000000024 m
25 nm 0.000000025 m
26 nm 0.000000026 m
27 nm 0.000000027 m
28 nm 0.000000028 m
29 nm 0.000000029 m
30 nm 0.000000030 m
31 nm 0.000000031 m
32 nm 0.000000032 m
33 nm 0.000000033 m
34 nm 0.000000034 m
35 nm 0.000000035 m
36 nm 0.000000036 m
37 nm 0.000000037 m
38 nm 0.000000038 m
39 nm 0.000000039 m
40 nm 0.000000040 m

More Length Conversions

Convert to Miles Length
1 nm is equal to 6.2137E-13 miles
Convert to Yards Length
1 nm is equal to 1.0936E-9 yards
Convert to Feet Length
1 nm is equal to 3.2808E-9 feet
Convert to Inches Length
1 nm is equal to 3.937E-8 inches
Convert to Kilometers Length
1 nm is equal to 1.0E-12 kilometers
Convert to Centimeters Length
1 nm is equal to 1.0E-7 centimeters
Convert to Millimeters Length
1 nm is equal to 1.0E-6 millimeters
Convert to Micrometers Length
1 nm is equal to 0.001 micrometers