# Convert microns to meters

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microns (µ)
1 microns = 1×10-6 meters

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in meters rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 µ = 1.00000E-06 m. The precise fraction answer is 1/1000000 m.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 µ = 1E-06 m
• 1 µ = 1.0E-06 m
• 1 µ = 1.00E-06 m
• 1 µ = 1.000E-06 m
• 1 µ = 1.0000E-06 m
• 1 µ = 1.00000E-06 m
• 1 µ = 1.000000E-06 m
• 1 µ = 1.0000000E-06 m
• 1 µ = 1.00000000E-06 m
• 1 µ = 1.000000000E-06 m

## How many meters are in a micron?

There are 1×10-6 meters in one micron. A micron is 0.00010% of a meter. A meter is 99,999,900% longer than one micron.

## Microns to meters conversion factor and formulas

Formula

The conversion factor between microns and meters is 1,000,000. This represents the ratio of microns per one meter. To calculate the value in meters, we can either divide by the conversion factor or multiply by its inverse.

### Division

To convert from microns to meters, divide microns by 1,000,000.
The formula is expressed as:
µ ÷ 1,000,000 = m

### Multiplication

Alternatively we can multiply by the inverse conversion factor to get the same result.
The inverse of 1,000,000 is 1/1,000,000 or 0. To convert from microns to meters, multiply microns by 0.
The formula is expressed as:
µ × 0 = m

A conversion from microns to meters are units within in the metric (SI) or SI compatible systems.

SI Unit

The micrometer is a very small unit of length within the SI (metric) system. It is officially defined as one millionth (1/1,000,000) of a meter or one thousandth (1/1,000) of a millimeter. The micrometer is also commonly referred to as a micron. It is commonly used when measuring microscopic sizes like bacteria or biological cells. Internationally it is spelled 'micrometre' whereas the U.S. spells it 'micrometer'. The symbol for a micrometer is µ.

SI Unit

The meter is the primary unit for measurement of length within the metric (SI) system of measure. It is officially defined as the distance which light travels in 1/299,792,458th of a second in a vacuum. Internationally the meter is usually spelled 'metre', however the prevalent spelling in the United States is 'meter'. Its symbol is the lower case letter m. The meter is the base unit for deriving all other SI units of length eg. kilometer (1,000 meters).

## Reverse this conversion

Convert from meters to microns instead.

## 1 microns to other length units

### Metric

• 1 µ = 1×10-9 km
• 1 µ = 1×10-6 m
• 1 µ = 1×10-5 dm
• 1 µ = 1×10-4 cm
• 1 µ = 0.001 mm
• 1 µ = 1 µ
• 1 µ = 1,000 nm

### Imperial/U.S.

• 1 µ = 6.214×10-10 mi
• 1 µ = 1.094×10-6 yd
• 1 µ = 3.281×10-6 ft
• 1 µ = 3.937×10-5 in

## References and Citations

1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) The International System of Units (SI)

µ m
1 µ 1×10-6 m
2 µ 2×10-6 m
3 µ 3×10-6 m
4 µ 4×10-6 m
5 µ 5×10-6 m
6 µ 6×10-6 m
7 µ 7×10-6 m
8 µ 8×10-6 m
9 µ 9×10-6 m
10 µ 1×10-5 m
µ m
20 µ 2×10-5 m
30 µ 3×10-5 m
40 µ 4×10-5 m
50 µ 5×10-5 m
60 µ 6×10-5 m
70 µ 7×10-5 m
80 µ 8×10-5 m
90 µ 9×10-5 m
100 µ 1×10-4 m
1,000 µ 0.001 m