Aspinwall, PS, *The breakdown of topology at small scales*,
Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 8 no. 7
(2004),
pp. 453-463 [hep-th/0312188], [0312188v1], [doi] .
**Abstract:**

*We discuss how a topology (the Zariski topology) on a space can appear to break down at small distances due to D-brane decay. The mechanism proposed coincides perfectly with the phase picture of Calabi-Yau moduli spaces. The topology breaks down as one approaches non-geometric phases. This picture is not without its limitations, which are also discussed. © SISSA/ISAS 2004.*