One micron is 1 millionth of a meter, and chips with narrower gaps between transistors can perform more functions faster.
Their lengths vary greatly in a population, with the most common length being about a micron .
A nanometer is one-thousandth of a micron , which is one millionth of a meter.
Most of these creatures are quite small; from less than a micron in diameter to a few centimeters.
Primary fuel filters, once designed to remove 150-micron particles, are now rated for 10 microns .
There's a thousand microns in a millimetre for reference there.
The human eye can only see objects as small as about 40 microns, but most oil contaminants are about 5 microns .
At present, inkjet nozzles can achieve resolutions of about 25 microns, compared to the latest die size of 0.13 microns , using silicon.
The bubbles then expand to a much larger size, about 6,000 microns , or millionths of a meter - large enough to be seen with the unaided eye.
Nanowires are crystals only a few nanometers in diameter but up to several microns in length.