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 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 2011 editions

2011 reports for eprints

  1. 4044 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. 2272 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. 2136 citations up to the end of 2011
  4. 2047 citations up to the end of 2011
  5. 1748 citations up to the end of 2011
  6. 1699 citations up to the end of 2011
  7. 1624 citations up to the end of 2011
  8. 1240 citations up to the end of 2011
  9. 1114 citations up to the end of 2011
  10. 1057 citations up to the end of 2011
  11. 1050 citations up to the end of 2011
  12. 997 citations up to the end of 2011
  13. 983 citations up to the end of 2011
  14. 947 citations up to the end of 2011
  15. 911 citations up to the end of 2011
  16. 893 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, 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

  17. 876 citations up to the end of 2011
  18. 861 citations up to the end of 2011
  19. 858 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

  20. 819 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, 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

  21. 792 citations up to the end of 2011
  22. 754 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. 750 citations up to the end of 2011
  24. 734 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, 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

  25. 727 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  26. 720 citations up to the end of 2011
  27. 701 citations up to the end of 2011
  28. 696 citations up to the end of 2011
  29. 689 citations up to the end of 2011
  30. 667 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. 651 citations up to the end of 2011
  32. 645 citations up to the end of 2011
  33. 631 citations up to the end of 2011
  34. 630 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. 625 citations up to the end of 2011
  36. 625 citations up to the end of 2011
  37. 599 citations up to the end of 2011
  38. 594 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. 580 citations up to the end of 2011
  40. 566 citations up to the end of 2011
  41. 550 citations up to the end of 2011
  42. 546 citations up to the end of 2011
  43. 541 citations up to the end of 2011
  44. 533 citations up to the end of 2011
  45. 528 citations up to the end of 2011
  46. 527 citations up to the end of 2011
  47. 524 citations up to the end of 2011
  48. 520 citations up to the end of 2011
  49. 507 citations up to the end of 2011
  50. 506 citations up to the end of 2011
  51. 505 citations up to the end of 2011
  52. 504 citations up to the end of 2011
  53. 498 citations up to the end of 2011
  54. 488 citations up to the end of 2011
  55. 484 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

  56. 483 citations up to the end of 2011
  57. 480 citations up to the end of 2011
  58. 474 citations up to the end of 2011
  59. 473 citations up to the end of 2011
  60. 470 citations up to the end of 2011
  61. 470 citations up to the end of 2011
  62. 468 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

  63. 466 citations up to the end of 2011
  64. 453 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  65. 444 citations up to the end of 2011
  66. 444 citations up to the end of 2011
  67. 443 citations up to the end of 2011
  68. 434 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.75.119908, 10.1103/PhysRevD.68.032002
    e-Print: hep-ex/0305100 | PDF

  69. 431 citations up to the end of 2011
  70. 430 citations up to the end of 2011
  71. 426 citations up to the end of 2011
  72. 426 citations up to the end of 2011
  73. 425 citations up to the end of 2011
  74. 423 citations up to the end of 2011
  75. 419 citations up to the end of 2011
  76. 416 citations up to the end of 2011
  77. 398 citations up to the end of 2011
  78. 397 citations up to the end of 2011
  79. 391 citations up to the end of 2011
  80. 386 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. 384 citations up to the end of 2011
  82. 383 citations up to the end of 2011
  83. 375 citations up to the end of 2011
  84. 370 citations up to the end of 2011
  85. 369 citations up to the end of 2011
  86. 367 citations up to the end of 2011
  87. 367 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

  88. 360 citations up to the end of 2011
  89. 360 citations up to the end of 2011
  90. 359 citations up to the end of 2011
  91. 358 citations up to the end of 2011
  92. 355 citations up to the end of 2011
  93. 354 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

  94. 353 citations up to the end of 2011
  95. 350 citations up to the end of 2011
  96. 341 citations up to the end of 2011
  97. 339 citations up to the end of 2011
  98. 336 citations up to the end of 2011
  99. 335 citations up to the end of 2011
  100. 329 citations up to the end of 2011