Department of Physics and Astronomy: Publications and Other Research


Date of this Version



PRL 109, 161802 (2012)


Copyright 2012 American Physical Society

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.161802


It has been argued that requiring low electroweak fine-tuning (EWFT) along with a (partial) decoupling solution to the supersymmetry (SUSY) flavor and CP problems leads to a sparticle mass spectra characterized by light Higgsinos at 100–300 GeV, sub-TeV third generation scalars, gluinos at a few TeV, and multi-TeV first or second generation scalars (natural SUSY). We show that by starting with multi-TeV first or second and third generation scalars and trilinear soft breaking terms, the natural SUSY spectrum can be generated radiatively via renormalization group running effects. Using the complete 1-loop effective potential to calculate EWFT, significantly heavier third generation squarks can be allowed even with low EWFT. The large negative trilinear term and heavier top squarks allow for a light Higgs scalar in the ~125 GeV regime.