Nanonewtons to Newtons Converter

Enter the force in nanonewtons below to get the value converted to newtons.


Result in Newtons:

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1 nN = 1.0E-9 N
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How to Convert Nanonewtons to Newtons

To convert a measurement in nanonewtons to a measurement in newtons, divide the force by the following conversion ratio: 1,000,000,000 nanonewtons/newton.

Since one newton is equal to 1,000,000,000 nanonewtons, you can use this simple formula to convert:

newtons = nanonewtons ÷ 1,000,000,000

The force in newtons is equal to the force in nanonewtons divided by 1,000,000,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000,000,000 nanonewtons to newtons using the formula above.
newtons = (5,000,000,000 nN ÷ 1,000,000,000) = 5 N

Nanonewtons and newtons are both units used to measure force. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Nanonewton?

One nanonewton is equal to 1/1,000,000,000 of a newton, which is equal to the force needed to move one kilogram of mass at a rate of one meter per second squared.

The nanonewton is a multiple of the newton, which is the SI derived unit for force. In the metric system, "nano" is the prefix for billionths, or 10-9. Nanonewtons can be abbreviated as nN; for example, 1 nanonewton can be written as 1 nN.

Learn more about nanonewtons.

What Is a Newton?

The newton is a unit to for measuring force equal to the force needed to move one kilogram of mass at a rate of one meter per second squared.[1]

The newton is the SI derived unit for force in the metric system. Newtons can be abbreviated as N; for example, 1 newton can be written as 1 N.

Newtons can be expressed using the formula: 1 N = 1 kgm / s2

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Nanonewton to Newton Conversion Table

Table showing various nanonewton measurements converted to newtons.
Nanonewtons Newtons
1 nN 0.000000001 N
2 nN 0.000000002 N
3 nN 0.000000003 N
4 nN 0.000000004 N
5 nN 0.000000005 N
6 nN 0.000000006 N
7 nN 0.000000007 N
8 nN 0.000000008 N
9 nN 0.000000009 N
10 nN 0.00000001 N
100 nN 0.0000001 N
1,000 nN 0.000001 N
10,000 nN 0.00001 N
100,000 nN 0.0001 N
1,000,000 nN 0.001 N
10,000,000 nN 0.01 N
100,000,000 nN 0.1 N
1,000,000,000 nN 1 N


  1. Z. J. Jabbour and S. L. Yaniv, The Kilogram and Measurements of Mass and Force, Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology,

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