I learned that Sodium22 atoms decay to Neon 22 by ($\beta$+) (positron) emission. Also some other radioactive elements isotopes can undergo positron emission or electron absorption with a similar result.
Would it be possible to strip all the electrons away from a Ne22 nucleus, then hit it with a gamma-ray photon or maybe an x-ray photon causing it to emit an electron and become Na22?
Ne22($\gamma$) = Na22($\beta$)
In other words, can electric charge influence radioactivity and can a gamma photon turn a stable isotope into an unstable one?
By X-rays, I mean slightly longer wavelength than gamma. I believe that if an X-ray hit a non-ionized Ne22 atom it would simply knock off one or more electrons from the atom but what if an X-ray hit a Ne22 nucleus with all it's electrons already stripped away? With no more electrons to knock off, could it cause one of the neutrons to emit an electron and the nucleus become Na22?