Top Cited Articles of All Time (2004 edition) in hep-ex

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2004 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 2018-01-08. 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 2004 editions

2004 reports for eprints

  1. 2677 citations up to the end of 2004
    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. 1514 citations up to the end of 2004
    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. 1446 citations up to the end of 2004
    Observation of the top quark
    D0 Collaboration (S. Abachi 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. 1119 citations up to the end of 2004
  5. 928 citations up to the end of 2004
  6. 913 citations up to the end of 2004
  7. 774 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  8. 750 citations up to the end of 2004
  9. 722 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  10. 657 citations up to the end of 2004
  11. 630 citations up to the end of 2004
  12. 605 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  13. 580 citations up to the end of 2004
  14. 566 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  15. 552 citations up to the end of 2004
  16. 530 citations up to the end of 2004
  17. 510 citations up to the end of 2004
  18. 488 citations up to the end of 2004
  19. 474 citations up to the end of 2004
  20. 472 citations up to the end of 2004
  21. 435 citations up to the end of 2004
  22. 422 citations up to the end of 2004
  23. 419 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  24. 413 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  25. 396 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  26. 389 citations up to the end of 2004
  27. 389 citations up to the end of 2004
  28. 385 citations up to the end of 2004
  29. 382 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  30. 375 citations up to the end of 2004
  31. 373 citations up to the end of 2004
  32. 367 citations up to the end of 2004
  33. 361 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  34. 357 citations up to the end of 2004
  35. 357 citations up to the end of 2004
  36. 338 citations up to the end of 2004
  37. 332 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  38. 327 citations up to the end of 2004
  39. 327 citations up to the end of 2004
  40. 323 citations up to the end of 2004
  41. 322 citations up to the end of 2004
  42. 315 citations up to the end of 2004
  43. 304 citations up to the end of 2004
  44. 301 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  45. 300 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  46. 286 citations up to the end of 2004
  47. 276 citations up to the end of 2004
  48. 275 citations up to the end of 2004
  49. 272 citations up to the end of 2004
  50. 268 citations up to the end of 2004
  51. 257 citations up to the end of 2004
  52. 257 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  53. 249 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  54. 248 citations up to the end of 2004
  55. 246 citations up to the end of 2004
  56. 245 citations up to the end of 2004
  57. 244 citations up to the end of 2004
  58. 242 citations up to the end of 2004
    Neutrino induced upward stopping muons in Super-Kamiokande
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Y. Fukuda (Tokyo U., ICRR) et al.). Aug 1999. 15 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B467 (1999) 185-193
    OULNS-99-02, LSU-HEPA-6-99, UW-PT-99-15, KUNS-1591, ICRR-REPORT-455-99-13, ICRR-455-99-13, KEK-PREPRINT-99-75, BUHEP-99-16, SBHEP-99-4, UCI-99-11, CSUDH-HEP-99-05, TKU-PAP-99-02, TIT-HPE-99-11
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(99)01188-0
    e-Print: hep-ex/9908049 | PDF

  59. 241 citations up to the end of 2004
  60. 239 citations up to the end of 2004
  61. 239 citations up to the end of 2004
  62. 238 citations up to the end of 2004
  63. 238 citations up to the end of 2004
  64. 234 citations up to the end of 2004
  65. 232 citations up to the end of 2004
  66. 230 citations up to the end of 2004
  67. 230 citations up to the end of 2004
    Detection of accelerator produced neutrinos at a distance of 250-km
    K2K Collaboration (S.H. Ahn et al.). Feb 2001. 6 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B511 (2001) 178-184
    KEK-PREPRINT-2000-149, K2K-PREPRINT-2001-001, SBHEP-2001-01
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(01)00647-5
    e-Print: hep-ex/0103001 | PDF

  68. 229 citations up to the end of 2004
  69. 226 citations up to the end of 2004
  70. 225 citations up to the end of 2004
  71. 222 citations up to the end of 2004
  72. 219 citations up to the end of 2004
  73. 219 citations up to the end of 2004
  74. 213 citations up to the end of 2004
  75. 212 citations up to the end of 2004
  76. 210 citations up to the end of 2004
  77. 210 citations up to the end of 2004
  78. 206 citations up to the end of 2004
  79. 205 citations up to the end of 2004
    Measurement of the $W$ boson mass
    CDF Collaboration (F. Abe (KEK, Tsukuba) et al.). Mar 1995. 13 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 75 (1995) 11-16
    FERMILAB-PUB-95-035-E, ANL-HEP-PR-96-21, FERMILAB-PUB-95-035-E.
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.75.11
    e-Print: hep-ex/9503007 | PDF

  80. 200 citations up to the end of 2004
  81. 197 citations up to the end of 2004
  82. 197 citations up to the end of 2004
    Evidence for the decay K+ ---> pi+ neutrino anti-neutrino
    E787 Collaboration (S. Adler (Brookhaven) et al.). Aug 1997. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 79 (1997) 2204-2207
    BNL-64631, KEK-PREPRINT-97-115, PRINCETON-HEP-97-12, TRI-PP-97-28, TRI--PP--97--28
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.79.2204
    e-Print: hep-ex/9708031 | PDF

  83. 195 citations up to the end of 2004
    Searches for the neutral Higgs bosons of the MSSM: Preliminary combined results using LEP data collected at energies up to 209-GeV
    ALEPH and DELPHI and L3 and OPAL Collaborations and LEP Higgs Working Group. Jul 2001. 22 pp.
    LHWG-NOTE-2001-04, ALEPH-2001-057, DELPHI-2001-114, L3-NOTE-2700, OPAL-TN-699
    Submitted to International Europhysics Conference on High En Conference: C01-07-23.1, Submitted to International Europhysics Conference on High En Conference: C01-07-12 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-ex/0107030 | PDF

  84. 193 citations up to the end of 2004
  85. 192 citations up to the end of 2004
  86. 191 citations up to the end of 2004
  87. 191 citations up to the end of 2004
  88. 191 citations up to the end of 2004
  89. 188 citations up to the end of 2004
  90. 186 citations up to the end of 2004
    Super-Kamiokande atmospheric neutrino results
    Super-Kamiokande Collaboration (Toshiyuki Toshito (Kamioka Observ.) for the collaboration). May 2001. 8 pp.
    To appear in the proceedings of Conference: C01-03-10
    e-Print: hep-ex/0105023 | PDF

  91. 184 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  92. 176 citations up to the end of 2004
  93. 175 citations up to the end of 2004
  94. 173 citations up to the end of 2004
  95. 172 citations up to the end of 2004
  96. 172 citations up to the end of 2004
    A Combination of preliminary electroweak measurements and constraints on the standard model
    ALEPH and DELPHI and L3 and OPAL Collaborations and LEP Electroweak Working Group and SLD Heavy Flavor and Electroweak Groups (D. Abbaneo et al.). Dec 2001. 151 pp.
    SLAC-PUB-9498, CERN-EP-2001-098, LEPEWWG-2001-02, ALEPH-2001-078-PHYS-2001-028, DELPHI-2001-131-PHYS-906, L3-NOTE-2723, OPAL-PR-350
    e-Print: hep-ex/0112021 | PDF

  97. 172 citations up to the end of 2004
  98. 171 citations up to the end of 2004
  99. 170 citations up to the end of 2004
  100. 169 citations up to the end of 2004
    Measurement of the CP violation parameter $\sin 2 \phi_{1}$ in $B^0_{d}$ meson decays
    Belle Collaboration (A. Abashian et al.). Feb 2001. 13 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 86 (2001) 2509-2514
    KEK-PREPRINT-2000-142, BELLE-PREPRINT-2001-1
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.86.2509
    e-Print: hep-ex/0102018 | PDF