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?
- Difference between Nanometers and Micrometers
- How to convert Nanometers to Micrometers
- nm to μm conversion table
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 However, that term was revoked by the SI in 1967.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:
nm / 1000 = μm
5 nm / 1,000 = 0.0050 μm
5 nm is equal to 0.0050 μm
nm to μm conversion table
|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|
 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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