I have a question on the "decay" of Vanadium-48. The reason it's in inverted commas is because I'm not sure whether decay is the right word.
Basically what I'm trying to work out is whether it's likely/possible that I can, via a few steps, get from V-48 to Sc-46.
Is it possible that if I start with a large amount of V-48, this can over time "decay" into V-45? Can Isotopes of elements just lose neutrons and change into other isotopes?
After that I'm hoping that I can follow the natural decay of V-45 into Ti-45 via electron capture, and again via electron capture this goes to Sc-45, which perhaps via Neutron capture could become Sc-46 with gamma emission?
Is my thinking on this completely wrong? Does my question make sense? Appreciate any help or advice, I'm sure it's relatively obvious that I'm no expert.