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What is angstrom?

The angstrom (or Ångstrom) is a non-SI unit of length equal to 10-10 of a meter (1 Å = 10-10 m), the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). It is also equal to 0.1 nanometers (nm), or 0.0001 micrometers (μm), or 10-7 millimeters (mm) or 10-8 centimeters (cm), which are SI units of length. The angstrom unit is named after the Swedish physicist Anders Jonas Ångström who lived between 1814 and 1874.

The angstrom is commonly used in science and technology as a unit of measurement for the lengths of chemical bonds, the sizes of molecules, atoms and microscopic biological structures, the dimensions of integrated circuit parts and the wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation.

Symbol:

Å

Plural:

angstroms