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 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 2012 editions

2012 reports for eprints

  1. 4233 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. 2428 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. 2263 citations up to the end of 2012
  4. 2153 citations up to the end of 2012
  5. 2045 citations up to the end of 2012
  6. 1799 citations up to the end of 2012
  7. 1668 citations up to the end of 2012
  8. 1519 citations up to the end of 2012
  9. 1137 citations up to the end of 2012
  10. 1100 citations up to the end of 2012
  11. 1094 citations up to the end of 2012
  12. 1061 citations up to the end of 2012
  13. 1017 citations up to the end of 2012
  14. 1016 citations up to the end of 2012
  15. 968 citations up to the end of 2012
  16. 900 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, 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. 896 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

  18. 894 citations up to the end of 2012
  19. 890 citations up to the end of 2012
  20. 866 citations up to the end of 2012
  21. 847 citations up to the end of 2012
  22. 836 citations up to the end of 2012
  23. 822 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, 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

  24. 792 citations up to the end of 2012
  25. 782 citations up to the end of 2012
  26. 768 citations up to the end of 2012
  27. 764 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, 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

  28. 760 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. 740 citations up to the end of 2012
  30. 734 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  31. 734 citations up to the end of 2012
  32. 699 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. 673 citations up to the end of 2012
  34. 664 citations up to the end of 2012
  35. 662 citations up to the end of 2012
  36. 644 citations up to the end of 2012
  37. 642 citations up to the end of 2012
  38. 637 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

  39. 636 citations up to the end of 2012
  40. 634 citations up to the end of 2012
  41. 628 citations up to the end of 2012
  42. 607 citations up to the end of 2012
  43. 607 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

  44. 604 citations up to the end of 2012
  45. 603 citations up to the end of 2012
  46. 594 citations up to the end of 2012
  47. 587 citations up to the end of 2012
  48. 583 citations up to the end of 2012
  49. 562 citations up to the end of 2012
  50. 555 citations up to the end of 2012
  51. 553 citations up to the end of 2012
  52. 551 citations up to the end of 2012
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  54. 536 citations up to the end of 2012
  55. 535 citations up to the end of 2012
  56. 532 citations up to the end of 2012
  57. 528 citations up to the end of 2012
  58. 528 citations up to the end of 2012
  59. 526 citations up to the end of 2012
  60. 515 citations up to the end of 2012
  61. 515 citations up to the end of 2012
  62. 509 citations up to the end of 2012
  63. 503 citations up to the end of 2012
  64. 498 citations up to the end of 2012
  65. 495 citations up to the end of 2012
  66. 491 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

  67. 489 citations up to the end of 2012
  68. 483 citations up to the end of 2012
  69. 483 citations up to the end of 2012
  70. 481 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. 475 citations up to the end of 2012
  72. 473 citations up to the end of 2012
  73. 469 citations up to the end of 2012
  74. 467 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  75. 465 citations up to the end of 2012
  76. 463 citations up to the end of 2012
  77. 462 citations up to the end of 2012
  78. 459 citations up to the end of 2012
  79. 458 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.75.119908, 10.1103/PhysRevD.68.032002
    e-Print: hep-ex/0305100 | PDF

  80. 455 citations up to the end of 2012
  81. 441 citations up to the end of 2012
  82. 436 citations up to the end of 2012
  83. 435 citations up to the end of 2012
  84. 431 citations up to the end of 2012
  85. 427 citations up to the end of 2012
  86. 422 citations up to the end of 2012
  87. 416 citations up to the end of 2012
  88. 402 citations up to the end of 2012
  89. 398 citations up to the end of 2012
  90. 394 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. 388 citations up to the end of 2012
  92. 385 citations up to the end of 2012
  93. 384 citations up to the end of 2012
  94. 374 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

  95. 372 citations up to the end of 2012
  96. 370 citations up to the end of 2012
  97. 368 citations up to the end of 2012
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  100. 364 citations up to the end of 2012