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What is micrometer?

The micrometre (or micrometer) is a unit of length in the metric system equal to one-millionth of a meter (1 μm = 10-6 m), the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). It is also equal to 0.001 millimeters (mm) or 0.0001 centimeters (cm) (SI units of length), or approximately 3.2808x10-6 feet (ft), or 39.37x10-6 inches (in), which are US customary / Imperial units of length.

The micrometer is commonly used in science as a unit of measurement for wavelengths of infrared radiation.

The micrometer is also known as micron and used as such in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, geology, and the semiconductor industry.

Symbol:

μm

Plural:

micrometers

Also called:

micrometer (plural: micrometers, US spelling), micron (plural: microns)