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 2018-01-08. 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.

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  1. 4321 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. 2516 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. 2337 citations up to the end of 2012
    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. 2184 citations up to the end of 2012
  5. 2125 citations up to the end of 2012
  6. 1843 citations up to the end of 2012
  7. 1694 citations up to the end of 2012
  8. 1545 citations up to the end of 2012
  9. 1152 citations up to the end of 2012
  10. 1120 citations up to the end of 2012
  11. 1118 citations up to the end of 2012
  12. 1073 citations up to the end of 2012
  13. 1033 citations up to the end of 2012
  14. 1032 citations up to the end of 2012
  15. 977 citations up to the end of 2012
  16. 913 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. 907 citations up to the end of 2012
  18. 906 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

  19. 895 citations up to the end of 2012
  20. 881 citations up to the end of 2012
  21. 859 citations up to the end of 2012
  22. 844 citations up to the end of 2012
  23. 835 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. 809 citations up to the end of 2012
  25. 799 citations up to the end of 2012
  26. 775 citations up to the end of 2012
  27. 772 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. 771 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. 748 citations up to the end of 2012
  30. 747 citations up to the end of 2012
  31. 739 citations up to the end of 2012
  32. 721 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. 701 citations up to the end of 2012
  34. 693 citations up to the end of 2012
  35. 673 citations up to the end of 2012
  36. 663 citations up to the end of 2012
  37. 652 citations up to the end of 2012
  38. 649 citations up to the end of 2012
  39. 645 citations up to the end of 2012
  40. 644 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

  41. 634 citations up to the end of 2012
  42. 622 citations up to the end of 2012
  43. 621 citations up to the end of 2012
  44. 618 citations up to the end of 2012
  45. 612 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

  46. 611 citations up to the end of 2012
  47. 607 citations up to the end of 2012
  48. 604 citations up to the end of 2012
  49. 577 citations up to the end of 2012
  50. 571 citations up to the end of 2012
  51. 567 citations up to the end of 2012
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  54. 549 citations up to the end of 2012
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  56. 545 citations up to the end of 2012
  57. 539 citations up to the end of 2012
  58. 536 citations up to the end of 2012
  59. 534 citations up to the end of 2012
  60. 522 citations up to the end of 2012
  61. 516 citations up to the end of 2012
  62. 515 citations up to the end of 2012
  63. 510 citations up to the end of 2012
  64. 508 citations up to the end of 2012
  65. 500 citations up to the end of 2012
  66. 496 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. 490 citations up to the end of 2012
  68. 489 citations up to the end of 2012
  69. 489 citations up to the end of 2012
  70. 485 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. 481 citations up to the end of 2012
  72. 480 citations up to the end of 2012
  73. 477 citations up to the end of 2012
  74. 475 citations up to the end of 2012
  75. 472 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

  76. 471 citations up to the end of 2012
  77. 469 citations up to the end of 2012
  78. 466 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

  79. 466 citations up to the end of 2012
  80. 462 citations up to the end of 2012
  81. 448 citations up to the end of 2012
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  84. 437 citations up to the end of 2012
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  86. 427 citations up to the end of 2012
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  88. 416 citations up to the end of 2012
  89. 403 citations up to the end of 2012
  90. 398 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. 392 citations up to the end of 2012
  92. 391 citations up to the end of 2012
  93. 387 citations up to the end of 2012
  94. 385 citations up to the end of 2012
  95. 382 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

  96. 379 citations up to the end of 2012
  97. 379 citations up to the end of 2012
  98. 379 citations up to the end of 2012
  99. 379 citations up to the end of 2012
  100. 378 citations up to the end of 2012