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femtometer (US spelling), pl. femtometers, abbr. fm

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About femtometer

The femtometer is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 10-15 meters (1 fm = 10-15 m), the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).

One femtometer (fm) is also equal to 10-6 nanometers (nm), or 10-9 micrometers (μm), or 10-12 millimeters (mm) or 10-13 centimeters (cm), which are SI units of length.

The femtometer is also called fermi, named after the Italian physicist Enrico Fermi (1901 - 1954) who is well known for his seminal work in atomic and nuclear physics.

The femtometer is used in nuclear physics.

Symbol: fm

Plural: femtometers

Also known as: femtometre (plural: femtometres, Int. spelling), or fermi

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