Top Cited Articles of All Time (2012 edition) in hep-ex

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2012 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.

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  1. 4385 citations up to the end of 2012
    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. 2541 citations up to the end of 2012
    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. 2354 citations up to the end of 2012
    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. 2219 citations up to the end of 2012
  5. 2163 citations up to the end of 2012
  6. 1858 citations up to the end of 2012
  7. 1722 citations up to the end of 2012
  8. 1582 citations up to the end of 2012
  9. 1166 citations up to the end of 2012
  10. 1137 citations up to the end of 2012
  11. 1135 citations up to the end of 2012
  12. 1087 citations up to the end of 2012
  13. 1045 citations up to the end of 2012
  14. 1043 citations up to the end of 2012
  15. 988 citations up to the end of 2012
  16. 927 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  17. 913 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  18. 913 citations up to the end of 2012
  19. 907 citations up to the end of 2012
  20. 899 citations up to the end of 2012
  21. 874 citations up to the end of 2012
  22. 851 citations up to the end of 2012
  23. 840 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  24. 821 citations up to the end of 2012
  25. 809 citations up to the end of 2012
  26. 782 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  27. 781 citations up to the end of 2012
  28. 780 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  29. 761 citations up to the end of 2012
  30. 759 citations up to the end of 2012
  31. 746 citations up to the end of 2012
  32. 729 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  33. 721 citations up to the end of 2012
  34. 701 citations up to the end of 2012
  35. 676 citations up to the end of 2012
  36. 669 citations up to the end of 2012
  37. 663 citations up to the end of 2012
  38. 658 citations up to the end of 2012
  39. 650 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  40. 648 citations up to the end of 2012
  41. 641 citations up to the end of 2012
  42. 633 citations up to the end of 2012
  43. 628 citations up to the end of 2012
  44. 625 citations up to the end of 2012
  45. 620 citations up to the end of 2012
  46. 615 citations up to the end of 2012
  47. 615 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  48. 608 citations up to the end of 2012
  49. 582 citations up to the end of 2012
  50. 577 citations up to the end of 2012
  51. 575 citations up to the end of 2012
  52. 570 citations up to the end of 2012
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  60. 525 citations up to the end of 2012
  61. 524 citations up to the end of 2012
  62. 523 citations up to the end of 2012
  63. 516 citations up to the end of 2012
  64. 516 citations up to the end of 2012
  65. 503 citations up to the end of 2012
  66. 501 citations up to the end of 2012
  67. 500 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  68. 495 citations up to the end of 2012
  69. 492 citations up to the end of 2012
  70. 490 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  71. 485 citations up to the end of 2012
  72. 485 citations up to the end of 2012
  73. 480 citations up to the end of 2012
  74. 478 citations up to the end of 2012
  75. 477 citations up to the end of 2012
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  78. 469 citations up to the end of 2012
  79. 467 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  80. 466 citations up to the end of 2012
  81. 452 citations up to the end of 2012
  82. 447 citations up to the end of 2012
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  84. 445 citations up to the end of 2012
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  87. 429 citations up to the end of 2012
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  89. 405 citations up to the end of 2012
  90. 401 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  91. 399 citations up to the end of 2012
  92. 398 citations up to the end of 2012
  93. 396 citations up to the end of 2012
  94. 393 citations up to the end of 2012
  95. 392 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  96. 392 citations up to the end of 2012
  97. 392 citations up to the end of 2012
  98. 389 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  99. 384 citations up to the end of 2012
  100. 380 citations up to the end of 2012