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Eur. Phys. J. C (2017) 77:499
Radiatively-driven natural SUSY (RNS) models enjoy electroweak naturalness at the 10% level while respecting LHCsparticle and Higgs mass constraints. Gluino and top-squark masses can range up to several TeV (with other squarks even heavier) but a set of light Higgsinos are required with mass not too far above mh ~ 125 GeV. Within the RNS framework, gluinos dominantly decay via [?], [?] or [?], where the decay products of the higgsino-like [?] and [?] are very soft. Gluino pair production is, therefore, signaled by events with up to four hard b-jets and large [?]. We devise a set of cuts to isolate a relatively pure gluino sample at the (high-luminosity) LHC and show that in the RNS model with very heavy squarks, the gluino signal will be accessible for [?] < 2400 (2800) GeV for an integrated luminosity of 300 (3000) fb-1. We also show that the measurement of the rate of gluino events in the clean sample mentioned above allows for a determination of [?] with a statistical precision of 2–5% (depending on the integrated luminosity and the gluino mass) over the range of gluino masses where a [?] discovery is possible at the LHC.