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 Measurements and Equivalent Micrometer Conversions

Common nanometer values converted to the equivalent micrometer value
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
11 nm 0.011 µm
12 nm 0.012 µm
13 nm 0.013 µm
14 nm 0.014 µm
15 nm 0.015 µm
16 nm 0.016 µm
17 nm 0.017 µm
18 nm 0.018 µm
19 nm 0.019 µm
20 nm 0.02 µm
21 nm 0.021 µm
22 nm 0.022 µm
23 nm 0.023 µm
24 nm 0.024 µm
25 nm 0.025 µm
26 nm 0.026 µm
27 nm 0.027 µm
28 nm 0.028 µm
29 nm 0.029 µm
30 nm 0.03 µm
31 nm 0.031 µm
32 nm 0.032 µm
33 nm 0.033 µm
34 nm 0.034 µm
35 nm 0.035 µm
36 nm 0.036 µm
37 nm 0.037 µm
38 nm 0.038 µm
39 nm 0.039 µm
40 nm 0.04 µm

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
Convert to Inches
1 nm is equal to 3.937E-8 inches
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