What is a Micrometer?
The Micrometre (SI symbol: μm) or micrometer (American spelling), also commonly known as a micron, is a unit of length equalling 1×10−6 meter (SI standard prefix "micro-" = 10−6); that is, one-millionth of a meter (or one-thousandth of a millimeter, 0.001 mm, or about 0.00004 inches).
A micrometer is a standard unit of measurement used to measure wavelengths of infrared radiations, sizes of biological cells and bacteria, and for grading wool by the diameter of the fibers.
The width of a single human hair ranges from approximately 20 to 200 μm. The longest human chromosome, chromosome 1, is approximately 10 μm in length.
What is a Nanometer?
The nanometre (SI symbol: nm) or nanometer (American spelling) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one billionth (short scale) of a meter (0.000000001 m).
The nanometre is often used to express dimensions on an atomic scale: the diameter of a helium atom, for example, is about 0.06 nm, and that of a ribosome is about 20 nm. The nanometre is also commonly used to specify the wavelength of electromagnetic radiation near the visible part of the spectrum: visible light ranges from around 400 to 700 nm.
How to Convert Micrometer to Nanometers?
To convert Micrometer to Nanometers, simply multiply the Micrometer value by 1000.
The formula used to calculate Micrometer to Nanometers -
d(μm) = d(nm) * 1000
The distance d in Nanometers (nm) is equal to the distance d in Micrometers (μm) multiplied by 1000.
How many Nanometers in a Micrometer
In simple terms, 1 μm is equal to 1000 nm.
The formula used is 1*1000 = 1000(nm)
How many Micrometers in a Nanometer
1 Nanometer is equal to 0.001 Micrometers. So we can also say that there are 0.001 Micrometers in a Nanometer.
Micrometer to Nanometers Conversion Table
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