# Convert nanometers to meters

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nanometers (nm)
1 nanometers = 1×10-9 meters

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in meters rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 nm = 1.00000E-09 m. The precise fraction answer is 1/999999999 m.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 nm = 1E-09 m
• 1 nm = 1.0E-09 m
• 1 nm = 1.00E-09 m
• 1 nm = 1.000E-09 m
• 1 nm = 1.0000E-09 m
• 1 nm = 1.00000E-09 m
• 1 nm = 1.000000E-09 m
• 1 nm = 1.0000000E-09 m
• 1 nm = 1.00000000E-09 m
• 1 nm = 1.000000000E-09 m

## How many meters are in a nanometer?

There are 1×10-9 meters in one nanometer. A nanometer is 1.0E-07% of a meter. A meter is 99,999,999,900% longer than one nanometer.

## Nanometers to meters conversion factor and formulas

Formula

The conversion factor between nanometers and meters is 1,000,000,000. This represents the ratio of nanometers 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 nanometers to meters, divide nanometers by 1,000,000,000.
The formula is expressed as:
nm ÷ 1,000,000,000 = m

### Multiplication

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

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

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.

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 nanometers instead.

## 1 nanometers to other length units

### Metric

• 1 nm = 1×10-12 km
• 1 nm = 1×10-9 m
• 1 nm = 1×10-8 dm
• 1 nm = 1×10-7 cm
• 1 nm = 1×10-6 mm
• 1 nm = 0.001 µ
• 1 nm = 1 nm

### Imperial/U.S.

• 1 nm = 6.214×10-13 mi
• 1 nm = 1.094×10-9 yd
• 1 nm = 3.281×10-9 ft
• 1 nm = 3.937×10-8 in

## References and Citations

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

## Nanometers to meters conversion table

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