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In a sense, the neutron "glues" the protons together. Excess neutrons permit the short-range attractive force between adjacent nucleons to overcome the long-range repulsive electric forces among the protons. 1, record 1, English, - short%2Drange%20attractive%20force
À cause de la présence de neutrons, la force attractive à courte portée entre nucléons voisins excède la force électrique répulsive à longue portée entre les protons. 1, record 1, French, - force%20attractive%20%C3%A0%20courte%20port%C3%A9e
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