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 2018-01-08. 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. 2001 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. 1343 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. 1291 citations up to the end of 2002
    Observation of the top quark
    D0 Collaboration (S. Abachi 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. 796 citations up to the end of 2002
  5. 706 citations up to the end of 2002
  6. 667 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. 632 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. 625 citations up to the end of 2002
  9. 513 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. 471 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. 457 citations up to the end of 2002
  12. 439 citations up to the end of 2002
  13. 431 citations up to the end of 2002
  14. 431 citations up to the end of 2002
  15. 430 citations up to the end of 2002
  16. 402 citations up to the end of 2002
  17. 366 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. 347 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. 340 citations up to the end of 2002
  20. 339 citations up to the end of 2002
  21. 338 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

  22. 321 citations up to the end of 2002
  23. 315 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. 300 citations up to the end of 2002
  27. 297 citations up to the end of 2002
  28. 282 citations up to the end of 2002
  29. 264 citations up to the end of 2002
  30. 255 citations up to the end of 2002
  31. 252 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. 241 citations up to the end of 2002
  35. 237 citations up to the end of 2002
  36. 236 citations up to the end of 2002
  37. 233 citations up to the end of 2002
  38. 228 citations up to the end of 2002
  39. 222 citations up to the end of 2002
  40. 221 citations up to the end of 2002
  41. 213 citations up to the end of 2002
  42. 210 citations up to the end of 2002
  43. 209 citations up to the end of 2002
  44. 208 citations up to the end of 2002
  45. 205 citations up to the end of 2002
  46. 204 citations up to the end of 2002
  47. 201 citations up to the end of 2002
  48. 200 citations up to the end of 2002
  49. 199 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

  50. 195 citations up to the end of 2002
  51. 182 citations up to the end of 2002
  52. 178 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. 177 citations up to the end of 2002
  54. 177 citations up to the end of 2002
  55. 172 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. 169 citations up to the end of 2002
  57. 166 citations up to the end of 2002
  58. 166 citations up to the end of 2002
  59. 165 citations up to the end of 2002
  60. 152 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. 150 citations up to the end of 2002
  63. 147 citations up to the end of 2002
  64. 146 citations up to the end of 2002
  65. 146 citations up to the end of 2002
  66. 144 citations up to the end of 2002
  67. 143 citations up to the end of 2002
  68. 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

  69. 142 citations up to the end of 2002
  70. 142 citations up to the end of 2002
  71. 142 citations up to the end of 2002
  72. 141 citations up to the end of 2002
  73. 139 citations up to the end of 2002
  74. 139 citations up to the end of 2002
  75. 137 citations up to the end of 2002
  76. 137 citations up to the end of 2002
  77. 132 citations up to the end of 2002
  78. 132 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

  79. 130 citations up to the end of 2002
  80. 130 citations up to the end of 2002
  81. 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

  82. 129 citations up to the end of 2002
  83. 129 citations up to the end of 2002
  84. 129 citations up to the end of 2002
  85. 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

  86. 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

  87. 127 citations up to the end of 2002
  88. 127 citations up to the end of 2002
  89. 126 citations up to the end of 2002
  90. 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

  91. 125 citations up to the end of 2002
  92. 124 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

  93. 124 citations up to the end of 2002
  94. 121 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. 121 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

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

  100. 116 citations up to the end of 2002