Convert Nanometers to Micrometers

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

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1 nm = 0.001 µm

How to Convert Nanometers to Micrometers

conversion scale showing nanometers and equivalent micrometers length values

To convert a nanometer measurement to a micrometer measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One nanometer is equal to 0.001 micrometers, so use this simple formula to convert:

micrometers = nanometers × 0.001

The length in micrometers is equal to the nanometers multiplied by 0.001.

For example, here's how to convert 5 nanometers to micrometers using the formula above.
5 nm = (5 × 0.001) = 0.005 µm

Nanometers and micrometers 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.

Micrometers

One micrometer is equal to one-millionth (1/1,000,000) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.

The micrometer, or micrometre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "micro" is the prefix for 10-6. A micrometer is sometimes also referred to as a micron. Micrometers can be abbreviated as µm, for example 1 micrometer can be written as 1 µm.

To get an idea of the actual physical length of a micrometer, one human hair is 40-50 µm thick, demonstrating how small this unit of measure is.

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 to Micrometer Conversion Table

Nanometer measurements converted to micrometers
Nanometers Micrometers
1 nm 0.001 µm
2 nm 0.002 µm
3 nm 0.003 µm
4 nm 0.004 µm
5 nm 0.005 µm
6 nm 0.006 µm
7 nm 0.007 µm
8 nm 0.008 µm
9 nm 0.009 µm
10 nm 0.01 µm
20 nm 0.02 µm
30 nm 0.03 µm
40 nm 0.04 µm
50 nm 0.05 µm
60 nm 0.06 µm
70 nm 0.07 µm
80 nm 0.08 µm
90 nm 0.09 µm
100 nm 0.1 µm
200 nm 0.2 µm
300 nm 0.3 µm
400 nm 0.4 µm
500 nm 0.5 µm
600 nm 0.6 µm
700 nm 0.7 µm
800 nm 0.8 µm
900 nm 0.9 µm
1,000 nm 1 µm