# Nanometers (nm) to Millimeters (mm) Converter

## How many Nanometers (nm) are there in a Millimeter (mm)?

There are 1,000,000 nanometers (nm) in a single millimeter (mm). This means that one millimeter is equivalent to one million nanometers.

## What is the formula for converting Nanometers (nm) to Millimeters (mm)

To convert nanometers to millimeters, you can use the following formula:

`Millimeters (mm) = Nanometers (nm) / 1,000,000​​`

In this formula, you divide the number of nanometers by one million to obtain the equivalent length in millimeters.

As an example, let’s say you have a measurement of 5,000,000 nanometers and you want to convert it to millimeters. Using the formula mentioned above:

`Millimeters (mm) = 5,000,000 nm / 1,000,000`

Calculating this, we find:

`Millimeters (mm) = 5 mm`

So, 5,000,000 nanometers are equivalent to 5 millimeters.

## Nanometers (nm) to Millimeters (mm) conversion table

For quick reference, here’s a conversion table to convert nanometers to millimeters:

## Conversion of 1 Nanometer (nm) to common units of length measurement

Converting one nanometer to various other units of length provides a broader perspective. Here’s a list converting 1 nanometer to different units:

• 1 nanometer (nm) = 0.001 microns (µm)
• 1 nanometer (nm) = 0.0001 centimeters (cm)
• 1 nanometer (nm) = 0.00001 decimeters (dm)
• 1 nanometer (nm) = 0.000001 meters (m)
• 1 nanometer (nm) = 0.000000001 kilometers (km)
• 1 nanometer (nm) ≈ 0.00000003937 inches (in)
• 1 nanometer (nm) ≈ 0.00000000328 feet (ft)
• 1 nanometer (nm) ≈ 0.00000000109 yards (yd)
• 1 nanometer (nm) ≈ 0.000000000000621 miles (mi)
• 1 nanometer (nm) ≈ 0.000000000000539 nautical miles (nmi)

## What is a Nanometer?

A nanometer (nm) is a unit of length that is part of the metric system, specifically the International System of Units (SI). The nanometer is one billionth (1/1,000,000,000) of a meter, making it a minuscule unit used for measuring extremely tiny objects.

The concept of the nanometer became prominent in the mid-20th century with the advancement of microscopy and the need to measure structures at the atomic and molecular levels. It was officially adopted as an SI unit in 1960.

To provide some perspective, a human hair strand is about 80,000-100,000 nanometers wide, while a DNA double helix has a diameter of approximately 2 nanometers.

## What is a Millimeter (mm)?

The millimeter (mm) is a unit of length that is part of the metric system and, more specifically, the International System of Units (SI). It is one thousandth (1/1,000) of a meter, making it a convenient unit for measuring shorter lengths.

The millimeter, along with the entire metric system, has its origins dating back to the French Revolution in the late 18th century. It was established to create a universal system of measurement based on powers of ten for easy conversions and standardization. The millimeter has since become a fundamental unit in this system.

To provide a sense of scale, the thickness of a standard credit card is approximately 0.76 millimeters, while a grain of rice is about 5 millimeters in length.