Top Cited Articles of All Time (2002 edition) in hep-ex

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2002 edition) in the hep-ex archive

Keep in mind that citation counts can never be exact, there is something like a 5% error in most of these numbers. Please do not fret about number 32 versus 33, as this is often not a statistically significant difference. More information about citations in INSPIRE can be found here.

Also note that the counts shown, and used in the rankings, are the counts as of 2018-12-30. Further, the counts shown by the ranking are only the cites satisfying the criteria for that list. Actual citation numbers in the database may change as corrections are made and papers are added, the links will take you to the updated numbers.

Annual and All-time 2002 editions

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  1. 2018 citations up to the end of 2002
    Evidence for oscillation of atmospheric neutrinos
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Jul 1998. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 81 (1998) 1562-1567
    BU-98-17, ICRR-REPORT-422-98-18, UCI-98-8, KEK-PREPRINT-98-95, LSU-HEPA-5-98, UMD-98-003, SBHEP-98-5, TKU-PAP-98-06, TIT-HPE-98-09
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.81.1562
    e-Print: hep-ex/9807003 | PDF

  2. 1352 citations up to the end of 2002
    Observation of top quark production in $\bar{p}p$ collisions
    CDF Collaboration (F. Abe (KEK, Tsukuba) et al.). Mar 1995. 18 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 74 (1995) 2626-2631
    FERMILAB-PUB-95-022-E, CDF-PUB-TOP-PUBLIC-3040, ANL-HEP-PR-95-44
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.74.2626
    e-Print: hep-ex/9503002 | PDF

  3. 1298 citations up to the end of 2002
    Observation of the top quark
    D0 Collaboration (S. Abachi (Fermilab) et al.). Mar 1995. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 74 (1995) 2632-2637
    FERMILAB-PUB-95-028-E, D0-2698, D0-PUB-95-7
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.74.2632
    e-Print: hep-ex/9503003 | PDF

  4. 804 citations up to the end of 2002
  5. 711 citations up to the end of 2002
  6. 672 citations up to the end of 2002
    Measurement of a small atmospheric muon-neutrino / electron-neutrino ratio
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Mar 1998. 14 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B433 (1998) 9-18
    ICRR-411-98-7, ICRR-REPORT-411-98-7, KEK-REPORT-97-258, SBHEP-98-1, NGTHEP-98-01, RCNS-98-04, TIT-HPE-98-01, UWSEA-98-01, OULNS-98-04
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(98)00476-6
    e-Print: hep-ex/9803006 | PDF

  7. 636 citations up to the end of 2002
    Study of the atmospheric neutrino flux in the multi-GeV energy range
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). May 1998. 14 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B436 (1998) 33-41
    ICRR-REPORT-418-98-14, UCI-98-6, CSUDH-HEP-98-03, KEK-PREPRINT-98-41, UMD-98-117, SBHEP-98-3, NGTHEP-98-03, OULNS-98-02, TKU-PAP-98-03, UWSEA-PUB-98-03, LSU-HEPA-3-98, SBHEP98-3, NGTHEP.-98-03, TIT-HPE-98-06
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(98)00876-4
    e-Print: hep-ex/9805006 | PDF

  8. 633 citations up to the end of 2002
  9. 517 citations up to the end of 2002
    Measurements of the solar neutrino flux from Super-Kamiokande's first 300 days
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda et al.). May 1998. 7 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 81 (1998) 1158-1162, Erratum: Phys.Rev.Lett. 81 (1998) 4279
    ICRR-417-98-13, ICRR-REPORT-417-98-13, UCI-98-4, CSUDH-HEP-98-02, KEK-PREPRINT-98-40, UMD-98-116, SBHEP-98-2, NGTHEP-98-02, OULNS-98-01, TKU-PAP-98-02, UWSEA-PUB-98-02, LSU-HEPA-2-98, SBHEP98-2, NGTHEP.98-02, TIT-HPE-98-05
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.81.4279, 10.1103/PhysRevLett.81.1158
    e-Print: hep-ex/9805021 | PDF

  10. 478 citations up to the end of 2002
    Measurement of the flux and zenith angle distribution of upward through going muons by Super-Kamiokande
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Dec 1998. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 82 (1999) 2644-2648
    ICRR-REPORT-440-98-36, BUHEP-98-29, KEK-PREPRINT-98-203, OULNS-98-06, UCI-98-15, UMD-PP-99-061, LSU-HEPA-7-98, SBHEP-98-7
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.82.2644
    e-Print: hep-ex/9812014 | PDF

  11. 458 citations up to the end of 2002
  12. 442 citations up to the end of 2002
  13. 433 citations up to the end of 2002
  14. 431 citations up to the end of 2002
  15. 431 citations up to the end of 2002
  16. 405 citations up to the end of 2002
  17. 367 citations up to the end of 2002
    Constraints on neutrino oscillation parameters from the measurement of day night solar neutrino fluxes at Super-Kamiokande
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Dec 1998. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 82 (1999) 1810-1814
    ICRR-REPORT-441-98-37, NGTHEP-98-01, TIT-HPE-99-01, KEK-PREPRINT-98-218, UCI-99-01, SBHEP-98-8, LSU-HEPA-1-99
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.82.1810
    e-Print: hep-ex/9812009 | PDF

  18. 361 citations up to the end of 2002
    Observation of events at very high $Q^{2}$ in $e p$ collisions at HERA
    H1 Collaboration (C. Adloff et al.). Feb 1997. 30 pp.
    Published in Z.Phys. C74 (1997) 191-206
    DESY-97-024, DESY-97-24, DAPNIA-SPP-97-18
    DOI: 10.1007/s002880050383
    e-Print: hep-ex/9702012 | PDF

  19. 355 citations up to the end of 2002
  20. 340 citations up to the end of 2002
    Measurement of the solar neutrino energy spectrum using neutrino electron scattering
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Dec 1998. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 82 (1999) 2430-2434
    ICRR-REPORT-442-98-38, NGTHEP-98-02, TIT-HPE-99-02, KEK-PREPRINT-98-219, UCI-99-03, SBHEP-98-9, LSU-HEPA-2-99
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.82.2430
    e-Print: hep-ex/9812011 | PDF

  21. 340 citations up to the end of 2002
  22. 327 citations up to the end of 2002
  23. 316 citations up to the end of 2002
  24. 304 citations up to the end of 2002
  25. 301 citations up to the end of 2002
  26. 301 citations up to the end of 2002
  27. 297 citations up to the end of 2002
  28. 287 citations up to the end of 2002
  29. 265 citations up to the end of 2002
  30. 258 citations up to the end of 2002
  31. 257 citations up to the end of 2002
  32. 252 citations up to the end of 2002
    Observation of large CP violation in the neutral $B$ meson system
    Belle Collaboration (Kazuo Abe (KEK, Tsukuba) et al.). Jul 2001. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 87 (2001) 091802
    KEK-PREPRINT-2001-50, BELLE-PREPRINT-2001-10
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.091802
    e-Print: hep-ex/0107061 | PDF

  33. 245 citations up to the end of 2002
  34. 243 citations up to the end of 2002
  35. 238 citations up to the end of 2002
  36. 238 citations up to the end of 2002
  37. 236 citations up to the end of 2002
  38. 234 citations up to the end of 2002
  39. 223 citations up to the end of 2002
  40. 223 citations up to the end of 2002
  41. 215 citations up to the end of 2002
  42. 214 citations up to the end of 2002
  43. 210 citations up to the end of 2002
    Measurement of the $W$ boson mass
    CDF Collaboration (F. Abe (KEK, Tsukuba) et al.). Mar 1995. 13 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 75 (1995) 11-16
    FERMILAB-PUB-95-035-E, ANL-HEP-PR-96-21, FERMILAB-PUB-95-035-E.
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.75.11
    e-Print: hep-ex/9503007 | PDF

  44. 210 citations up to the end of 2002
  45. 209 citations up to the end of 2002
  46. 208 citations up to the end of 2002
  47. 206 citations up to the end of 2002
  48. 203 citations up to the end of 2002
  49. 201 citations up to the end of 2002
  50. 199 citations up to the end of 2002
  51. 183 citations up to the end of 2002
    Neutrino induced upward stopping muons in Super-Kamiokande
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Aug 1999. 15 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B467 (1999) 185-193
    OULNS-99-02, LSU-HEPA-6-99, UW-PT-99-15, KUNS-1591, ICRR-REPORT-455-99-13, ICRR-455-99-13, KEK-PREPRINT-99-75, BUHEP-99-16, SBHEP-99-4, UCI-99-11, CSUDH-HEP-99-05, TKU-PAP-99-02, TIT-HPE-99-11
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(99)01188-0
    e-Print: hep-ex/9908049 | PDF

  52. 182 citations up to the end of 2002
  53. 179 citations up to the end of 2002
  54. 177 citations up to the end of 2002
  55. 174 citations up to the end of 2002
    Evidence for the decay K+ ---> pi+ neutrino anti-neutrino
    E787 Collaboration (S. Adler (Brookhaven) et al.). Aug 1997. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 79 (1997) 2204-2207
    BNL-64631, KEK-PREPRINT-97-115, PRINCETON-HEP-97-12, TRI-PP-97-28, TRI--PP--97--28
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.79.2204
    e-Print: hep-ex/9708031 | PDF

  56. 173 citations up to the end of 2002
  57. 172 citations up to the end of 2002
  58. 168 citations up to the end of 2002
  59. 165 citations up to the end of 2002
  60. 154 citations up to the end of 2002
    Measurement of the flux and zenith angle distribution of upward through going muons in Kamiokande II + III
    Kamiokande Collaboration (S. Hatakeyama (Tohoku U.) et al.). Jun 1998. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 81 (1998) 2016-2019
    ICRR-REPORT-421-98-17, KEK-PREPRINT-98-64, OULNS-98-04, RCNS-98-13, TIT-HPE-98-08, TKU-PAP-98-05
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.81.2016
    e-Print: hep-ex/9806038 | PDF

  61. 151 citations up to the end of 2002
  62. 151 citations up to the end of 2002
  63. 150 citations up to the end of 2002
    Direct measurement of the top quark mass
    D0 Collaboration (S. Abachi et al.). Mar 1997. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 79 (1997) 1197-1202
    FERMILAB-PUB-97-059-E, FSU-SCRI-97-73
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.79.1197
    e-Print: hep-ex/9703008 | PDF

  64. 149 citations up to the end of 2002
  65. 147 citations up to the end of 2002
  66. 146 citations up to the end of 2002
  67. 144 citations up to the end of 2002
  68. 144 citations up to the end of 2002
  69. 144 citations up to the end of 2002
  70. 144 citations up to the end of 2002
  71. 143 citations up to the end of 2002
  72. 143 citations up to the end of 2002
  73. 143 citations up to the end of 2002
    Branching fraction and photon energy spectrum for $b \to s \gamma$
    CLEO Collaboration (S. Chen (Purdue U.) et al.). Aug 2001. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 87 (2001) 251807
    CLNS-01-1751, CLEO-01-16
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.87.251807
    e-Print: hep-ex/0108032 | PDF

  74. 141 citations up to the end of 2002
  75. 138 citations up to the end of 2002
  76. 137 citations up to the end of 2002
  77. 134 citations up to the end of 2002
  78. 134 citations up to the end of 2002
  79. 133 citations up to the end of 2002
    Measurement of the CP violation parameter $\sin 2 \phi_{1}$ in $B^0_{d}$ meson decays
    Belle Collaboration (A. Abashian et al.). Feb 2001. 13 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 86 (2001) 2509-2514
    KEK-PREPRINT-2000-142, BELLE-PREPRINT-2001-1
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.86.2509
    e-Print: hep-ex/0102018 | PDF

  80. 132 citations up to the end of 2002
  81. 131 citations up to the end of 2002
  82. 130 citations up to the end of 2002
  83. 130 citations up to the end of 2002
  84. 130 citations up to the end of 2002
  85. 130 citations up to the end of 2002
    Detection of accelerator produced neutrinos at a distance of 250-km
    K2K Collaboration (S.H. Ahn et al.). Feb 2001. 6 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B511 (2001) 178-184
    KEK-PREPRINT-2000-149, K2K-PREPRINT-2001-001, SBHEP-2001-01
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(01)00647-5
    e-Print: hep-ex/0103001 | PDF

  86. 129 citations up to the end of 2002
  87. 129 citations up to the end of 2002
  88. 129 citations up to the end of 2002
    Super-Kamiokande atmospheric neutrino results
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Toshiyuki Toshito (Kamioka Observ.) for the collaboration). May 2001. 8 pp.
    To appear in the proceedings of Conference: C01-03-10
    e-Print: hep-ex/0105023 | PDF

  89. 128 citations up to the end of 2002
    Dijet cross-sections in photoproduction at HERA
    ZEUS Collaboration (M. Derrick (Argonne, PHY) et al.). Feb 1995. 16 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B348 (1995) 665-680
    DESY-95-033
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(95)00275-P
    e-Print: hep-ex/9502008 | PDF

  90. 128 citations up to the end of 2002
  91. 127 citations up to the end of 2002
    Measurement of the top quark mass
    CDF Collaboration (F. Abe (KEK, Tsukuba) et al.). Oct 1997. 6 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 80 (1998) 2767-2772
    FERMILAB-PUB-97-284-E
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.80.2767
    e-Print: hep-ex/9801014 | PDF

  92. 127 citations up to the end of 2002
  93. 126 citations up to the end of 2002
    The HERMES spectrometer
    HERMES Collaboration (K. Ackerstaff et al.). Jun 1998. 36 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A417 (1998) 230-265
    DESY-98-057
    DOI: 10.1016/S0168-9002(98)00769-4
    e-Print: hep-ex/9806008 | PDF

  94. 125 citations up to the end of 2002
    Search for D0 - anti-D0 mixing
    CLEO Collaboration (R. Godang (Virginia Tech.) et al.). Dec 1999. 13 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 84 (2000) 5038-5042
    SLAC-REPRINT-1999-121, CLNS-99-1659, CLEO-99-23
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.5038
    e-Print: hep-ex/0001060 | PDF

  95. 122 citations up to the end of 2002
    Elastic electroproduction of $\rho^0$ and $J/\psi$ mesons at large Q$^2$ at HERA
    H1 Collaboration (S. Aid et al.). Feb 1996. 29 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B468 (1996) 3-36, Erratum: Nucl.Phys. B548 (1999) 639-639
    DESY-96-023
    DOI: 10.1016/S0550-3213(98)00849-9, 10.1016/0550-3213(96)00192-7
    e-Print: hep-ex/9602007 | PDF

  96. 119 citations up to the end of 2002
  97. 119 citations up to the end of 2002
  98. 119 citations up to the end of 2002
  99. 118 citations up to the end of 2002
  100. 117 citations up to the end of 2002