Top Cited Articles of All Time (2011 edition) in hep-ex

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2011 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 2011 editions

2011 reports for eprints

  1. 4186 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 2375 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 2220 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 2109 citations up to the end of 2011
  5. 1846 citations up to the end of 2011
  6. 1753 citations up to the end of 2011
  7. 1678 citations up to the end of 2011
  8. 1292 citations up to the end of 2011
  9. 1141 citations up to the end of 2011
  10. 1083 citations up to the end of 2011
  11. 1083 citations up to the end of 2011
  12. 1029 citations up to the end of 2011
  13. 1009 citations up to the end of 2011
  14. 965 citations up to the end of 2011
  15. 933 citations up to the end of 2011
  16. 906 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  17. 893 citations up to the end of 2011
  18. 889 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 879 citations up to the end of 2011
  20. 837 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  21. 817 citations up to the end of 2011
  22. 773 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  23. 765 citations up to the end of 2011
  24. 751 citations up to the end of 2011
  25. 750 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  26. 732 citations up to the end of 2011
  27. 726 citations up to the end of 2011
  28. 725 citations up to the end of 2011
  29. 716 citations up to the end of 2011
  30. 696 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  31. 670 citations up to the end of 2011
  32. 657 citations up to the end of 2011
  33. 647 citations up to the end of 2011
  34. 642 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  35. 637 citations up to the end of 2011
  36. 636 citations up to the end of 2011
  37. 615 citations up to the end of 2011
  38. 602 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 601 citations up to the end of 2011
  40. 586 citations up to the end of 2011
  41. 581 citations up to the end of 2011
  42. 570 citations up to the end of 2011
  43. 559 citations up to the end of 2011
  44. 545 citations up to the end of 2011
  45. 543 citations up to the end of 2011
  46. 539 citations up to the end of 2011
  47. 536 citations up to the end of 2011
  48. 535 citations up to the end of 2011
  49. 535 citations up to the end of 2011
  50. 525 citations up to the end of 2011
  51. 518 citations up to the end of 2011
  52. 512 citations up to the end of 2011
  53. 512 citations up to the end of 2011
  54. 508 citations up to the end of 2011
  55. 498 citations up to the end of 2011
  56. 497 citations up to the end of 2011
  57. 493 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  58. 488 citations up to the end of 2011
  59. 486 citations up to the end of 2011
  60. 486 citations up to the end of 2011
  61. 484 citations up to the end of 2011
  62. 483 citations up to the end of 2011
  63. 481 citations up to the end of 2011
  64. 476 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  65. 464 citations up to the end of 2011
  66. 456 citations up to the end of 2011
  67. 455 citations up to the end of 2011
  68. 452 citations up to the end of 2011
  69. 442 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  70. 442 citations up to the end of 2011
  71. 437 citations up to the end of 2011
  72. 437 citations up to the end of 2011
  73. 436 citations up to the end of 2011
  74. 430 citations up to the end of 2011
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  77. 418 citations up to the end of 2011
  78. 408 citations up to the end of 2011
  79. 406 citations up to the end of 2011
  80. 393 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  81. 393 citations up to the end of 2011
  82. 392 citations up to the end of 2011
  83. 392 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  84. 390 citations up to the end of 2011
  85. 386 citations up to the end of 2011
  86. 382 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  87. 379 citations up to the end of 2011
  88. 377 citations up to the end of 2011
  89. 377 citations up to the end of 2011
  90. 376 citations up to the end of 2011
  91. 371 citations up to the end of 2011
  92. 370 citations up to the end of 2011
  93. 370 citations up to the end of 2011
  94. 367 citations up to the end of 2011
  95. 367 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 357 citations up to the end of 2011
  97. 356 citations up to the end of 2011
  98. 354 citations up to the end of 2011
  99. 346 citations up to the end of 2011
  100. 345 citations up to the end of 2011