Top Cited Articles of All Time (2003 edition) in hep-ex

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2003 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 2003 editions

2003 reports for eprints

  1. 2369 citations up to the end of 2003
    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. 1408 citations up to the end of 2003
    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. 1349 citations up to the end of 2003
    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. 942 citations up to the end of 2003
  5. 853 citations up to the end of 2003
  6. 727 citations up to the end of 2003
    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. 683 citations up to the end of 2003
    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. 644 citations up to the end of 2003
  9. 621 citations up to the end of 2003
  10. 547 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  11. 542 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  12. 521 citations up to the end of 2003
  13. 515 citations up to the end of 2003
  14. 514 citations up to the end of 2003
  15. 478 citations up to the end of 2003
  16. 464 citations up to the end of 2003
  17. 459 citations up to the end of 2003
  18. 459 citations up to the end of 2003
  19. 398 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  20. 364 citations up to the end of 2003
    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. 361 citations up to the end of 2003
  22. 360 citations up to the end of 2003
  23. 354 citations up to the end of 2003
  24. 353 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  25. 350 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  26. 349 citations up to the end of 2003
  27. 348 citations up to the end of 2003
  28. 340 citations up to the end of 2003
  29. 333 citations up to the end of 2003
  30. 326 citations up to the end of 2003
  31. 321 citations up to the end of 2003
  32. 313 citations up to the end of 2003
  33. 309 citations up to the end of 2003
  34. 281 citations up to the end of 2003
  35. 267 citations up to the end of 2003
  36. 258 citations up to the end of 2003
  37. 257 citations up to the end of 2003
  38. 255 citations up to the end of 2003
  39. 255 citations up to the end of 2003
  40. 250 citations up to the end of 2003
  41. 247 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  42. 246 citations up to the end of 2003
  43. 242 citations up to the end of 2003
  44. 234 citations up to the end of 2003
  45. 232 citations up to the end of 2003
  46. 230 citations up to the end of 2003
  47. 230 citations up to the end of 2003
  48. 226 citations up to the end of 2003
    Measurement of the positive muon anomalous magnetic moment to 0.7 ppm
    Muon g-2 Collaboration (G.W. Bennett (Brookhaven) et al.). Aug 2002. 5 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 89 (2002) 101804, Erratum: Phys.Rev.Lett. 89 (2002) 129903
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.89.101804
    e-Print: hep-ex/0208001 | PDF

  49. 224 citations up to the end of 2003
  50. 224 citations up to the end of 2003
  51. 224 citations up to the end of 2003
  52. 219 citations up to the end of 2003
  53. 217 citations up to the end of 2003
  54. 214 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  55. 213 citations up to the end of 2003
  56. 212 citations up to the end of 2003
  57. 207 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  58. 202 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  59. 199 citations up to the end of 2003
  60. 197 citations up to the end of 2003
  61. 194 citations up to the end of 2003
  62. 191 citations up to the end of 2003
  63. 191 citations up to the end of 2003
    A Measurement of the branching fraction for the inclusive B ---> X(s) gamma decays with BELLE
    Belle Collaboration (Kazuo Abe (KEK, Tsukuba) et al.). Mar 2001. 13 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B511 (2001) 151-158
    KEK-PREPRINT-2001-3, BELLE-PREPRINT-2001-2
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(01)00626-8
    e-Print: hep-ex/0103042 | PDF

  64. 187 citations up to the end of 2003
  65. 186 citations up to the end of 2003
  66. 186 citations up to the end of 2003
  67. 184 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  68. 183 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  69. 183 citations up to the end of 2003
  70. 182 citations up to the end of 2003
  71. 180 citations up to the end of 2003
  72. 172 citations up to the end of 2003
  73. 170 citations up to the end of 2003
  74. 170 citations up to the end of 2003
  75. 170 citations up to the end of 2003
  76. 168 citations up to the end of 2003
  77. 167 citations up to the end of 2003
  78. 166 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  79. 161 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  80. 159 citations up to the end of 2003
  81. 159 citations up to the end of 2003
    Searches for the neutral Higgs bosons of the MSSM: Preliminary combined results using LEP data collected at energies up to 209-GeV
    ALEPH and DELPHI and L3 and OPAL Collaborations and LEP Higgs Working Group. Jul 2001. 22 pp.
    LHWG-NOTE-2001-04, ALEPH-2001-057, DELPHI-2001-114, L3-NOTE-2700, OPAL-TN-699
    Submitted to International Europhysics Conference on High En Conference: C01-07-23.1, Submitted to International Europhysics Conference on High En Conference: C01-07-12 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-ex/0107030 | PDF

  82. 157 citations up to the end of 2003
  83. 157 citations up to the end of 2003
    An Improved measurement of mixing induced CP violation in the neutral B meson system
    Belle Collaboration (Kazuo Abe (KEK, Tsukuba) et al.). Aug 2002. 10 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D66 (2002) 071102
    KEK-PREPRINT-2002-86, BELLE-PREPRINT-2002-30
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.66.071102
    e-Print: hep-ex/0208025 | PDF

  84. 156 citations up to the end of 2003
  85. 155 citations up to the end of 2003
  86. 155 citations up to the end of 2003
  87. 154 citations up to the end of 2003
  88. 154 citations up to the end of 2003
    Search for the standard model Higgs boson at LEP
    OPAL and ALEPH and DELPHI and L3 Collaborations and LEP Higgs Working Group for Higgs boson searches. Jul 2001. 27 pp.
    ALEPH-2001-066, DELPHI-2001-113, CERN-L3-NOTE-2699, OPAL-PN-479, LHWG-NOTE-2001-03
    Conference: C01-07-23.1, Conference: C01-07-12 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-ex/0107029 | PDF

  89. 153 citations up to the end of 2003
  90. 152 citations up to the end of 2003
  91. 151 citations up to the end of 2003
  92. 151 citations up to the end of 2003
  93. 150 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  94. 147 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  95. 146 citations up to the end of 2003
  96. 145 citations up to the end of 2003
  97. 145 citations up to the end of 2003
  98. 143 citations up to the end of 2003
  99. 143 citations up to the end of 2003
  100. 143 citations up to the end of 2003
    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