Top Cited Articles of All Time (2008 edition) in hep-ex

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2008 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 2008 editions

2008 reports for eprints

  1. 3487 citations up to the end of 2008
    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. 1880 citations up to the end of 2008
    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. 1808 citations up to the end of 2008
  4. 1718 citations up to the end of 2008
  5. 1454 citations up to the end of 2008
  6. 1322 citations up to the end of 2008
  7. 1025 citations up to the end of 2008
  8. 1024 citations up to the end of 2008
  9. 925 citations up to the end of 2008
  10. 866 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  11. 852 citations up to the end of 2008
  12. 824 citations up to the end of 2008
  13. 816 citations up to the end of 2008
  14. 793 citations up to the end of 2008
  15. 786 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  16. 727 citations up to the end of 2008
  17. 722 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  18. 699 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  19. 668 citations up to the end of 2008
  20. 659 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  21. 645 citations up to the end of 2008
  22. 639 citations up to the end of 2008
  23. 631 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  24. 630 citations up to the end of 2008
  25. 611 citations up to the end of 2008
    Observation of a baryon resonance with positive strangeness in K+ collisions with Xe nuclei
    DIANA Collaboration (V.V. Barmin (Moscow, ITEP & Frascati) et al.). Apr 2003. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Atom.Nucl. 66 (2003) 1715-1718, Yad.Fiz. 66 (2003) 1763-1766
    DOI: 10.1134/1.1611587
    Talk given at Conference: C02-12-02.1 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-ex/0304040 | PDF

  26. 603 citations up to the end of 2008
  27. 590 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  28. 585 citations up to the end of 2008
  29. 581 citations up to the end of 2008
  30. 572 citations up to the end of 2008
  31. 524 citations up to the end of 2008
  32. 523 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  33. 518 citations up to the end of 2008
  34. 516 citations up to the end of 2008
  35. 504 citations up to the end of 2008
  36. 504 citations up to the end of 2008
  37. 502 citations up to the end of 2008
  38. 489 citations up to the end of 2008
  39. 469 citations up to the end of 2008
  40. 463 citations up to the end of 2008
  41. 462 citations up to the end of 2008
  42. 460 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  43. 457 citations up to the end of 2008
  44. 453 citations up to the end of 2008
  45. 435 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  46. 418 citations up to the end of 2008
  47. 416 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  48. 416 citations up to the end of 2008
  49. 412 citations up to the end of 2008
  50. 391 citations up to the end of 2008
  51. 379 citations up to the end of 2008
  52. 374 citations up to the end of 2008
  53. 373 citations up to the end of 2008
  54. 369 citations up to the end of 2008
  55. 361 citations up to the end of 2008
  56. 361 citations up to the end of 2008
    Observation of a narrow resonance of mass 2.46-GeV/c**2 decaying to D*+(s) pi0 and confirmation of the D*(sJ)(2317) state
    CLEO Collaboration (D. Besson (Kansas U.) et al.). May 2003. 16 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D68 (2003) 032002, Erratum: Phys.Rev. D75 (2007) 119908
    CLNS-03-1826, CLEO-03-09, CLNS03-1826
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.75.119908, 10.1103/PhysRevD.68.032002
    e-Print: hep-ex/0305100 | PDF

  57. 358 citations up to the end of 2008
  58. 357 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  59. 353 citations up to the end of 2008
  60. 352 citations up to the end of 2008
  61. 352 citations up to the end of 2008
  62. 352 citations up to the end of 2008
  63. 350 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  64. 348 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  65. 343 citations up to the end of 2008
  66. 340 citations up to the end of 2008
  67. 339 citations up to the end of 2008
  68. 327 citations up to the end of 2008
  69. 326 citations up to the end of 2008
  70. 325 citations up to the end of 2008
  71. 318 citations up to the end of 2008
  72. 316 citations up to the end of 2008
  73. 316 citations up to the end of 2008
  74. 313 citations up to the end of 2008
  75. 313 citations up to the end of 2008
  76. 309 citations up to the end of 2008
  77. 307 citations up to the end of 2008
    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. 306 citations up to the end of 2008
  79. 300 citations up to the end of 2008
  80. 299 citations up to the end of 2008
  81. 298 citations up to the end of 2008
  82. 298 citations up to the end of 2008
  83. 297 citations up to the end of 2008
  84. 295 citations up to the end of 2008
    Observation of narrow baryon resonance decaying into p K0(S) in pA interactions at 70-GeV/c with SVD-2 setup
    SVD Collaboration (A. Aleev et al.). Jan 2004. 8 pp.
    Published in Phys.Atom.Nucl. 68 (2005) 974-981, Yad.Fiz. 68 (2005) 1012-1019
    NPI-MSU-2004-4-743
    DOI: 10.1134/1.1954823
    e-Print: hep-ex/0401024 | PDF

  85. 289 citations up to the end of 2008
  86. 285 citations up to the end of 2008
  87. 280 citations up to the end of 2008
  88. 279 citations up to the end of 2008
  89. 278 citations up to the end of 2008
  90. 276 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  91. 274 citations up to the end of 2008
  92. 271 citations up to the end of 2008
  93. 270 citations up to the end of 2008
  94. 269 citations up to the end of 2008
  95. 269 citations up to the end of 2008
  96. 267 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  97. 264 citations up to the end of 2008
  98. 262 citations up to the end of 2008
  99. 261 citations up to the end of 2008
  100. 260 citations up to the end of 2008