# Convert microns to nanometers

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microns (µ)
1 microns = 1,000 nanometers

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in nanometers rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 µ = 1,000.000000 nm. The precise fraction answer is 1,000 0/1 nm.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 µ = 1,000.0 nm
• 1 µ = 1,000.00 nm
• 1 µ = 1,000.000 nm
• 1 µ = 1,000.0000 nm
• 1 µ = 1,000.00000 nm
• 1 µ = 1,000.000000 nm
• 1 µ = 1,000.0000000 nm
• 1 µ = 1,000.00000000 nm
• 1 µ = 1,000.000000000 nm
• 1 µ = 1,000.0000000000 nm

## How many nanometers are in a micron?

There are 1,000 nanometers in one micron. A micron is 1,000 times longer than a nanometer. A nanometer is 0.10% of a micron

## Microns to nanometers conversion factor and formulas

Formula

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

### Multiplication

To convert from microns to nanometers, multiply microns by 1,000.
The formula is expressed as:
µ × 1,000 = nm

### Division

Alternatively we can divide by the inverse conversion factor to get the same result.
The inverse of 1,000 is 1/1,000 or 0.001. To convert from microns to nanometers, divide microns by 0.001.
The formula is expressed as:
µ ÷ 0.001 = nm

A conversion from microns to nanometers 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

A nanometer is a metric (SI) measure of length defined as one billionth (1/1,000,000,000) of a meter or a millionth (1/1,000,000) of a millimeter. The nanometer is frequently used for measurement of integrated circuitry in the computer semiconductor industry. The symbol for nanometer (or nanometre) is nm.

## Reverse this conversion

Convert from nanometers 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)

## Microns to nanometers conversion table

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