Top Cited Articles of All Time (2010 edition) in hep-ex

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2010 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 2010 editions

2010 reports for eprints

  1. 3990 citations up to the end of 2010
    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. 2210 citations up to the end of 2010
    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. 2087 citations up to the end of 2010
    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. 2011 citations up to the end of 2010
  5. 1645 citations up to the end of 2010
  6. 1630 citations up to the end of 2010
  7. 1485 citations up to the end of 2010
  8. 1111 citations up to the end of 2010
  9. 1076 citations up to the end of 2010
  10. 996 citations up to the end of 2010
  11. 970 citations up to the end of 2010
  12. 938 citations up to the end of 2010
  13. 915 citations up to the end of 2010
  14. 900 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  15. 885 citations up to the end of 2010
  16. 878 citations up to the end of 2010
  17. 836 citations up to the end of 2010
  18. 825 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  19. 824 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  20. 815 citations up to the end of 2010
  21. 765 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  22. 743 citations up to the end of 2010
  23. 718 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  24. 714 citations up to the end of 2010
  25. 701 citations up to the end of 2010
  26. 675 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  27. 671 citations up to the end of 2010
  28. 653 citations up to the end of 2010
  29. 652 citations up to the end of 2010
  30. 645 citations up to the end of 2010
  31. 639 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  32. 629 citations up to the end of 2010
  33. 628 citations up to the end of 2010
  34. 609 citations up to the end of 2010
  35. 608 citations up to the end of 2010
  36. 591 citations up to the end of 2010
  37. 590 citations up to the end of 2010
  38. 586 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  39. 562 citations up to the end of 2010
  40. 545 citations up to the end of 2010
  41. 542 citations up to the end of 2010
  42. 535 citations up to the end of 2010
  43. 532 citations up to the end of 2010
  44. 531 citations up to the end of 2010
  45. 509 citations up to the end of 2010
  46. 506 citations up to the end of 2010
  47. 505 citations up to the end of 2010
  48. 497 citations up to the end of 2010
  49. 487 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  50. 476 citations up to the end of 2010
  51. 474 citations up to the end of 2010
  52. 468 citations up to the end of 2010
  53. 466 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  54. 465 citations up to the end of 2010
  55. 462 citations up to the end of 2010
  56. 456 citations up to the end of 2010
  57. 454 citations up to the end of 2010
  58. 451 citations up to the end of 2010
  59. 443 citations up to the end of 2010
  60. 441 citations up to the end of 2010
  61. 435 citations up to the end of 2010
  62. 435 citations up to the end of 2010
  63. 431 citations up to the end of 2010
  64. 424 citations up to the end of 2010
    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.68.032002, 10.1103/PhysRevD.75.119908
    e-Print: hep-ex/0305100 | PDF

  65. 422 citations up to the end of 2010
  66. 421 citations up to the end of 2010
  67. 405 citations up to the end of 2010
  68. 403 citations up to the end of 2010
  69. 403 citations up to the end of 2010
  70. 395 citations up to the end of 2010
  71. 392 citations up to the end of 2010
  72. 392 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  73. 390 citations up to the end of 2010
  74. 390 citations up to the end of 2010
  75. 389 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  76. 386 citations up to the end of 2010
  77. 385 citations up to the end of 2010
  78. 380 citations up to the end of 2010
  79. 379 citations up to the end of 2010
  80. 378 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  81. 374 citations up to the end of 2010
  82. 374 citations up to the end of 2010
  83. 373 citations up to the end of 2010
  84. 369 citations up to the end of 2010
  85. 367 citations up to the end of 2010
  86. 362 citations up to the end of 2010
  87. 359 citations up to the end of 2010
  88. 358 citations up to the end of 2010
  89. 358 citations up to the end of 2010
  90. 357 citations up to the end of 2010
  91. 353 citations up to the end of 2010
  92. 350 citations up to the end of 2010
  93. 349 citations up to the end of 2010
  94. 349 citations up to the end of 2010
    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. 345 citations up to the end of 2010
  96. 343 citations up to the end of 2010
  97. 341 citations up to the end of 2010
  98. 337 citations up to the end of 2010
  99. 336 citations up to the end of 2010
  100. 330 citations up to the end of 2010