Micrometers to Nanometers Converter
Use this converter to easily convert between Micrometers and Nanometers (μm to nm). Micrometers are also known as Microns.
- How many Nanometers in one Micrometer?
- Difference between Micrometers and Nanometers
- How to convert Micrometers to Nanometers
- μm to nm conversion table
How many Nanometers in one Micrometer?
The micrometer and the nanometer are units of the metric system used for measuring length. Their abbreviations are respectively μm and nm. According to the International System of Units 1 nanometer is equivalent to 0.001 μm, which means that there are 1,000 nm in 1 micrometer.
Difference between Micrometers and Nanometers
The micro- and the nanometer are both derived from the primary measurement unit that is the meter.
Micrometers used to be referred to as microns in the past, but since 1967 that term has been revoked. The μm is 1/1,000,000 the size of a meter. It is applied when measuring cell and bacteria sizes and wavelengths of radiation, for example. It is known that a standard bacterium is 1 μm in size.
A nanometer is a thousand times smaller than a micrometer. Therefore, in the past it would be called a millimicrometer, or a millimicron for short.
The nanometer is largely used unit in physics. Nowadays, most people know that visible light’s wavelength ranges from about 400 to 700 nm.
Needless to say, both nanometers and micrometers are applied exclusively in science. They are preferred in fields where matter is measured and manipulated at an atomic level.
How to convert Micrometers to Nanometers
In order to convert micrometers to nanometers, you can rely on this formula:
μm x 1,000 = nm.
μm to nm conversion example
Sample task: convert 500 micrometers to nanometers. Solution:
μm * 1000 = nm
500 μm * 1,000 = 500,000 nm
500 μm is equal to 500,000 nm
μm to nm conversion table
|1 μm||1,000 nm|
|2 μm||2,000 nm|
|3 μm||3,000 nm|
|4 μm||4,000 nm|
|5 μm||5,000 nm|
|6 μm||6,000 nm|
|7 μm||7,000 nm|
|8 μm||8,000 nm|
|9 μm||9,000 nm|
|10 μm||10,000 nm|
|20 μm||20,000 nm|
|30 μm||30,000 nm|
|40 μm||40,000 nm|
|50 μm||50,000 nm|
|60 μm||60,000 nm|
|70 μm||70,000 nm|
|80 μm||80,000 nm|
|90 μm||90,000 nm|
|100 μm||100,000 nm|
|200 μm||200,000 nm|
|300 μm||300,000 nm|
|400 μm||400,000 nm|
|500 μm||500,000 nm|
|600 μm||600,000 nm|
|700 μm||700,000 nm|
|800 μm||800,000 nm|
|900 μm||900,000 nm|
|1,000 μm||1,000,000 nm|
 NIST Special Publication 330 (2008) - "The International System of Units (SI)", edited by Barry N.Taylor and Ambler Thompson
 International Organization for Standardization (1993). ISO Standards Handbook: Quantities and units (3rd edition). Geneva: ISO. ISBN 92-67-10185-4.
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