Pion data release page


Publication 1: “Cross sections for neutrino and antineutrino induced pion production on hydrocarbon in the few-GeV region using MINERvA”
Phys. Rev. D 94, 052005 (2016)
Publication 2: “Single neutral pion production by charged current antinu interactions on plastic scintillator at Enu ∼ 4 GeV”
Phys.Lett. B749 (2015) 130-136
Publication 3: “Charged Pion Production in nu_mu Interactions on Hydrocarbon at ⟨E_nu⟩= 4.0 GeV”
Phys. Rev. D 92, 092008 (2015)



These measurements all use the low energy NUMI beams (average neutrino energy of 3.5-4.0 GeV),
running in both neutrino and antineutrino configurations.

Publication 1 above has both pion and muon kinematics with derived quantities.

Publications 2 and 3 above emphasized pion kinematics.

Publication 1 extends publications 2 and 3, also supercedes data from publication 3.


Each file contains cross sections with statistical and systematic errors, a table of components
of the systematic error, and covariance matrices. These are given for:

  • muon energy
  • muon polar angle
  • pion kinetic energy
  • pion polar angle
  • momentum transfer squared
  • Neutrino energy

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  • If you use data linked from this page, please reference the appropriate publications listed above.