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micrometer

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Physics

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Idea

The micrometer or micron is a physical unit of length.

Definition

A micrometer (abbreviated μm\mu m) is one 10 610^{6}th of a meter:

μm10 6m. \mu m \coloneqq 10^{-6} m \,.

The scale between about a nanometer and a micrometer is the scale of mesoscopic physics.

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