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 2016-12-31. 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

2002 reports for eprints

  1. 1954 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. 1313 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. 1268 citations up to the end of 2002
  4. 788 citations up to the end of 2002
  5. 697 citations up to the end of 2002
  6. 663 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, OULNS-98-04, 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. 619 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, LSU-HEPA-3-98, UMD-98-117, SBHEP-98-3, NGTHEP-98-03, OULNS-98-02, TKU-PAP-98-03, TIT-HPE-98-06, 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. 617 citations up to the end of 2002
    Evidence for top quark production in $\bar{p}p$ collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 1.8$ TeV
    CDF Collaboration (F. Abe et al.). May 1994. 17 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 73 (1994) 225-231
    FERMILAB-PUB-94-116-E, ANL-HEP-PR-94-61, CDF-PUB-TOP-PUBLIC-2595
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.73.225
    e-Print: hep-ex/9405005 | PDF

  9. 509 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, LSU-HEPA-2-98, UMD-98-116, SBHEP-98-2, NGTHEP-98-02, OULNS-98-01, TKU-PAP-98-02, TIT-HPE-98-05, UWSEA-PUB-98-02, --LSU-HEPA-2-98, SBHEP98-2, NGTHEP.98-02, --TIT-HPE-98-05
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.81.1158
    e-Print: hep-ex/9805021 | PDF

  10. 465 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. 459 citations up to the end of 2002
  12. 438 citations up to the end of 2002
  13. 428 citations up to the end of 2002
  14. 424 citations up to the end of 2002
  15. 423 citations up to the end of 2002
  16. 403 citations up to the end of 2002
  17. 364 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. 339 citations up to the end of 2002
  19. 336 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

  20. 324 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

  21. 321 citations up to the end of 2002
  22. 320 citations up to the end of 2002
  23. 310 citations up to the end of 2002
  24. 297 citations up to the end of 2002
  25. 297 citations up to the end of 2002
  26. 296 citations up to the end of 2002
  27. 287 citations up to the end of 2002
  28. 281 citations up to the end of 2002
  29. 260 citations up to the end of 2002
  30. 248 citations up to the end of 2002
  31. 248 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

  32. 240 citations up to the end of 2002
  33. 237 citations up to the end of 2002
  34. 235 citations up to the end of 2002
  35. 235 citations up to the end of 2002
  36. 232 citations up to the end of 2002
  37. 230 citations up to the end of 2002
  38. 224 citations up to the end of 2002
  39. 219 citations up to the end of 2002
  40. 216 citations up to the end of 2002
  41. 204 citations up to the end of 2002
  42. 203 citations up to the end of 2002
  43. 200 citations up to the end of 2002
  44. 199 citations up to the end of 2002
  45. 198 citations up to the end of 2002
  46. 198 citations up to the end of 2002
  47. 197 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

  48. 196 citations up to the end of 2002
  49. 196 citations up to the end of 2002
  50. 189 citations up to the end of 2002
  51. 181 citations up to the end of 2002
  52. 177 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

  53. 172 citations up to the end of 2002
  54. 170 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

  55. 166 citations up to the end of 2002
  56. 166 citations up to the end of 2002
  57. 161 citations up to the end of 2002
  58. 161 citations up to the end of 2002
  59. 159 citations up to the end of 2002
  60. 150 citations up to the end of 2002
  61. 150 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

  62. 147 citations up to the end of 2002
  63. 146 citations up to the end of 2002
  64. 145 citations up to the end of 2002
  65. 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

  66. 142 citations up to the end of 2002
  67. 142 citations up to the end of 2002
  68. 141 citations up to the end of 2002
  69. 140 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

  70. 139 citations up to the end of 2002
  71. 138 citations up to the end of 2002
  72. 137 citations up to the end of 2002
  73. 136 citations up to the end of 2002
  74. 134 citations up to the end of 2002
  75. 133 citations up to the end of 2002
  76. 131 citations up to the end of 2002
  77. 131 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

  78. 130 citations up to the end of 2002
  79. 130 citations up to the end of 2002
  80. 130 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

  81. 129 citations up to the end of 2002
  82. 129 citations up to the end of 2002
  83. 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

  84. 127 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

  85. 127 citations up to the end of 2002
  86. 126 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

  87. 125 citations up to the end of 2002
  88. 124 citations up to the end of 2002
  89. 123 citations up to the end of 2002
  90. 123 citations up to the end of 2002
  91. 122 citations up to the end of 2002
  92. 122 citations up to the end of 2002
  93. 119 citations up to the end of 2002
  94. 117 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

  95. 116 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

  96. 116 citations up to the end of 2002
    Observation of exclusive two-body B decays to kaons and pions
    CLEO Collaboration (R. Godang (Virginia Tech.) et al.). Nov 1997. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 80 (1998) 3456-3460
    SLAC-PUB-9759, CLNS-97-1522, CLEO-97-27
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.80.3456
    e-Print: hep-ex/9711010 | PDF

  97. 116 citations up to the end of 2002
    The JHF-Kamioka neutrino project
    T2K Collaboration (Y. Itow (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Jun 2001. 29 pp.
    KEK-REPORT-2001-4, ICRR-REPORT-477-2001-7, TRI-PP-01-05
    Prepared for Conference: C01-12-05.2, p.239-248 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-ex/0106019 | PDF

  98. 115 citations up to the end of 2002
  99. 115 citations up to the end of 2002
    Atmospheric neutrino results from Super-Kamiokande and Kamiokande: Evidence for neutrino(mu) oscillations
    Super-Kamiokande and Kamiokande Collaborations (Takaaki Kajita (Tokyo U., ICRR) for the collaboration). Jun 1998. 10 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 77 (1999) 123-132
    ICRR-REPORT-431-98-27
    DOI: 10.1016/S0920-5632(99)00407-7
    Talk given at Conference: C98-06-04 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-ex/9810001 | PDF

  100. 114 citations up to the end of 2002