# ångström, Å (unit)
This page documents an [OPTIMADE](https://www.optimade.org/) [Unit Definition](https://schemas.optimade.org/#definitions). See [https://schemas.optimade.org/](https://schemas.optimade.org/) for more information.
**ID: [`https://schemas.optimade.org/defs/v1.2/units/si/1970/temporary/angstrom`](https://schemas.optimade.org/defs/v1.2/units/si/1970/temporary/angstrom.md)**
**Definition name:** `angstrom`
**Unit name:** ångström
**Latin symbol:** angstrom
**Display symbol:** Å
**Description:** A length equal to 10⁻¹⁰ meter, with meter defined according to the 1960 SI base units.
The ångström unit appears in the International System of Units (SI), 1st ed. (1970) defined as "1 Å = 0.1 nm = 10⁻¹⁰ m".
- The International System of Units (SI), 1st ed. (1970) categorizes the unit as "temporarily admitted" for use with the SI units.
- The International System of Units (SI), 7th ed. (1998) changes the categorization to "Other non-SI units currently accepted for use with the International System."
- The International System of Units (SI), 8th ed. (2006) changes the categorization to "Other non-SI units" and adds as a clarifying footnote "The ångström is widely used by x-ray crystallographers and structural chemists because all chemical bonds lie in the range 1 to 3 ångströms. However it has no official sanction from the CIPM or the CGPM."
- The ångström is omitted in the International System of Units (SI), 9th Edition (2019).
**Resources:**
- [Definition in the International System of Units (SI), 1st Edition](https://www.bipm.org/en/publications/si-brochure)
- [Wikipedia article describing the unit](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angstrom)
**Formats:** [[JSON](angstrom.json)] [[MD](angstrom.md)]
**JSON definition:**
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"title": "\u00e5ngstr\u00f6m",
"symbol": "angstrom",
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}
```