# Nanometers to Micrometers Converter

Use this converter to easily convert between Nanometers and Micrometers (nm to μm). Micrometers are also known as Microns.

## How many Nanometers in a Micrometer?

Nanometers and micrometers are metric units that measure length. According to the International System of Units (SI) their appropriate symbols are **nm** and **μm**. Compared to the basic metric unit – the meter – the nm is one-billionth, and the μm – one-millionth of its size. Therefore, **1 micrometer is equal to 1,000 nm**.

## Difference between Nanometers and Micrometers

Both units are of such small scale, that their application is strictly connected to science. Micro- and nanometers are largely used in biology or chemistry – spheres where people measure and manipulate objects at an atomic level.

A popular usage of the nanometer is in regards to electromagnetic radiation wavelength near the spectrum – most people are taught in school that visible light ranges between 400 and 700 nm. The famous physicist Albert Einstein has calculated that the sucrose molecule’s length is equal to 1 nm.

The micrometer is a unit that measures cell sizes and radiation wavelengths, and that grades wool by the diameter of its fibers. For example, typically bacteria are about 1 μm in length. A human hair ranges between 9 and 90 μm in radius, whereas that of a wool fiber can be from 5 to 28 μm.

Formerly, the micrometer would be called a *micron*. However, that term was revoked by the SI in 1967. The nanometer being 1/1,000 of a μm, would be referred to as *millimicrometer*, or millimicron.

## How to convert Nanometers to Micrometers

You can easily convert nanometers to micrometers using this formula:

**nm / 1,000 = μm**.

#### Nm to μm conversion example

Sample task: * convert 5 nanometers to micrometers*. Solution:

*Formula:*

nm / 1000 = μm

*Calculation:*

5 nm / 1,000 = 0.0050 μm

*End result:*

5 nm is equal to 0.0050 μm

## nm to μm conversion table

nm | μm |
---|---|

1 nm | 0.001000 μm |

2 nm | 0.002000 μm |

3 nm | 0.003000 μm |

4 nm | 0.004000 μm |

5 nm | 0.005000 μm |

6 nm | 0.006000 μm |

7 nm | 0.007000 μm |

8 nm | 0.008000 μm |

9 nm | 0.009000 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 | 0.10 μm |

200 nm | 0.20 μm |

300 nm | 0.30 μm |

400 nm | 0.40 μm |

500 nm | 0.50 μm |

600 nm | 0.60 μm |

700 nm | 0.70 μm |

800 nm | 0.80 μm |

900 nm | 0.90 μm |

1,000 nm | 1 μm |

#### References:

[1] NIST Special Publication 330 (2008) - "The International System of Units (SI)", edited by Barry N.Taylor and Ambler Thompson

[2] International Organization for Standardization (1993). ISO Standards Handbook: Quantities and units (3rd edition). Geneva: ISO. ISBN 92-67-10185-4.

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