Bluebulb Projects presents:
The Measure of Things Logo
Enter a measurement to see comparisons

Equivalents in other units

How long is 0.0000015 milimeters?

Sort Order:
Closest first | Highest first | Lowest first

It's about as wide as a Glucose Molecule
(C6H12O6, a.k.a. grape sugar) (open chain form)
Am individual glucose molecule measures 1.5 nm in its open-chain form. Glucose is the most common fuel source of energy in human biology, with 3.75 kilocalories of energy per gram.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as a Mitochondrion
In other words, 0.0000015 milimeters is 0.000798 times the length of a Mitochondrion, and the length of a Mitochondrion is 1,250 times that amount.
(Eukaryotic; average)
A mitochondrion measures between 0.75 and 3 micrometers (µm). The mitochondrion is commonly referred to as the powerhouse of the cell, responsible for the generation of ATP. The size, shape, and distribution of mitochondria varies widely, with human liver cells each having 1,000 to 2,000 mitochondria.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as a Bacterium
In other words, the length of a Bacterium is 1,300 times 0.0000015 milimeters.
(Escherichia coli) (rod-shaped configuration)
An rod-shaped E. coli bacterium measures about 0.002 milimeters in length. A staple of biology labs, E. coli can reproduce in as little as twenty minutes.
It's about one-four-thousandth as long as a Cell's Nucleus
In other words, 0.0000015 milimeters is 0.00025 times the length of a Cell's Nucleus, and the length of a Cell's Nucleus is 4,000 times that amount.
(for animal cell)
The nucleus of an animal cell measures an average of 0.006 milimeters. The nucleus is the largest organelle in these cells, accounting for about 10% of the cell's total volume.
It's about one-five-thousandth as long as a Red Blood Cell
In other words, the length of a Red Blood Cell is 5,000 times 0.0000015 milimeters.
(a.k.a. RBCs, a.k.a. haematids, a.k.a. erythrocyte, a.k.a. erythroid cells, a.k.a. red blood corpuscles)
An average Red Blood Cell measures 7.5 µm (micrometers) in diameter. An average human has 20 - 30 trillion red blood cells in their body and each cell completes a circulatory lap in about 20 seconds.
It's about one-fifty-thousandth as tall as a sheet of Paper
In other words, the height of a sheet of Paper is 50,000 times 0.0000015 milimeters.
(for US Letter, a.k.a. ANSI A; 215.9mm by 279.4mm (8.5 in x 11 in); 20lb)
A single sheet of 20 lb, 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper is just 0.004 caliper (0.1 mm) thick. This style of paper weighs a mere 5 g per sheet.
It's about one-sixty-five-thousandth as wide as a Strand of Hair
In other words, the width of a Strand of Hair is 67,000 times 0.0000015 milimeters.
A strand of human hair averages 99 µm (micrometers), with blond hair being the finest and black hair the thickest. On a healthy scalp, each strand of hair will last up to 6 years.