Convert Nanometers to Micrometers
Learn How to Convert Nanometers to Micrometers Using our Conversion Formula
Converting a nanometer length measurement to a micrometer measurement involves multiplying your length by the conversion ratio to find the result. A nanometer is equal to 0.001 micrometers, so to convert simply multiply by 0.001.
For example, 5nm = (5 × 0.001) = 0.005µm.
Nanometers and micrometers 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 1nm. A micrometer is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as µm, for example 1µm. 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.
A human hair is 40-50 micrometers thick or 0.000001 meters, making this a very small unit of measure. The micrometer is often referred to as a micron and internationally it is spelled micrometre.
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.
More Length Conversions
- Convert to Miles Length
- 1nm is equal to 6.2137E-13 miles
- Convert to Yards Length
- 1nm is equal to 1.0936E-9 yards
- Convert to Feet Length
- 1nm is equal to 3.2808E-9 feet
- Convert to Inches Length
- 1nm is equal to 3.937E-8 inches
- Convert to Kilometers Length
- 1nm is equal to 1.0E-12 kilometers
- Convert to Meters Length
- 1nm is equal to 1.0E-9 meters
- Convert to Centimeters Length
- 1nm is equal to 1.0E-7 centimeters
- Convert to Millimeters Length
- 1nm is equal to 1.0E-6 millimeters
Nanometer Measurements and Equivalent Micrometer Conversions