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Encyclopedia > Nanometre
1 nanometre =
SI units
1×10−9 m 1×10−3 μm
US customary / Imperial units
3.281×10−9 ft 39.37×10−9 in

A nanometre (American spelling: nanometer, symbol nm) (Greek: νάνος, nanos, dwarf; μετρώ, metrό, count) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one billionth of a metre (or one millionth of a millimetre), which is the current SI base unit of length. It can be written in scientific notations as 1×10−9 m (engineering notation) or 1 E-9 m (exponential notation) — both meaning 1/1,000,000,000 metres. “SI” redirects here. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A micrometre (American spelling: micrometer, symbol µm) is an SI unit of length equal to one millionth of a metre, or about a tenth of the diameter of a droplet of mist or fog. ... U.S. customary units, also known in the United States as English units[1] (but see English unit) or standard units, are units of measurement that are currently used in the USA, in some cases alongside units from SI (the International System of Units — the modern metric system). ... The Imperial units are an irregularly standardized system of units that have been used in the United Kingdom and its former colonies, including the Commonwealth countries. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... For other uses, see American English (disambiguation). ... The former Weights and Measures office in Middlesex, England. ... For other uses of this word, see Length (disambiguation). ... The International System of Units (symbol: SI) (for the French phrase Syst me International dUnit s) is the most widely used system of units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... “SI” redirects here. ... The SI system of units defines seven SI base units: physical units defined by an operational definition. ... Scientific notation, also known as standard form, is a notation for writing numbers that is often used by scientists and mathematicians to make it easier to write large and small numbers. ...


picometre <<< nanometre <<< micrometre <<< millimetre < centimetre < decimetre < metre < decametre < hectometre < kilometre One picometre is defined as 1x10-12 metres, in standard units. ... A micrometre (American spelling: micrometer, symbol µm) is an SI unit of length equal to one millionth of a metre, or about a tenth of the diameter of a droplet of mist or fog. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... A centimetre (American spelling centimeter, symbol cm) is a unit of length that is equal to one hundredth of a metre, the current SI base unit of length. ... A decimetre is a measurement of length, measuring 10 centimetres or one-tenth of a metre millimetre << centimetre << decimetre << metre << kilometre ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A decametre (American spelling: decameter) (symbol: dam) is a measurement of distance equal to ten metres. ... A hectometre (American spelling: hectometer, symbol hm) is a somewhat uncommonly used unit of length in the metric system, equal to one hundred metres, the current SI base unit of length. ... “km” redirects here. ...


It is one of the more often used units for very small lengths, and equals ten Ångström, an internationally recognized non-SI unit of length. It is often associated with the field of Nanotechnology. Formerly, millimicron (symbol ) was used for the same unit. An Ã¥ngström or aangstroem (the official transliteration), or angstrom (symbol Ã…) is a non-SI unit of length that is internationally recognized, equal to 0. ... Nanotechnology refers broadly to a field of applied science and technology whose unifying theme is the control of matter on the atomic and molecular scale, normally 1 to 100 nanometres, and the fabrication of devices within that size range. ... A micrometre (American spelling: micrometer, symbol µm) is an SI unit of length equal to one millionth of a metre, or about a tenth of the diameter of a droplet of mist or fog. ...


It is also the most common unit used to describe the manufacturing technology used in the semiconductor industry. A semiconductor is a solid whose electrical conductivity is in between that of a conductor and that of an insulator, and can be controlled over a wide range, either permanently or dynamically. ...


Nanometry is the science of counting and measuring particles on the scale of nanometres.


See also

To help compare different orders of magnitudes this page lists lengths between 10-9 m (metre) and 10-8 m (1 nm and 10 nm). ... Look up si, Si, SI in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... An SI prefix (also known as a metric prefix) is a name or associated symbol that precedes a unit of measure (or its symbol) to form a decimal multiple or submultiple. ... The International System of Units (symbol: SI) (for the French phrase Syst me International dUnit s) is the most widely used system of units. ... Categories: | ... Conversion of units refers to conversion factors between different units of measurement for the same quantity. ...

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