What are some ways net positive muon catalyzed fusion can be realized?

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Minute physics made an interesting video for laymen describing the feasibility of muon catalyzed fusion, specifically stating that the current state of technology would lead to an endothermic process. I was wondering if it would be possible to use muons in different fusion configurations, for example using muons in deuterium lithium fusion. Basically, has the muon fusion science advanced at all since that video was made back in 2018?

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Helium is the lightest element you can create in fusion reactions and deuterium+tritium is among the most energetic fusion processes. Even there you have the problem that muons stay at the produced nucleus too often. Introducing heavier elements will make that much worse. With a deuterium/lithium mixture most muons will be caught by lithium where they can't initiate any fusion reaction.
 

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