We review the derivation of macroscopic limits of the Becker-Döring equations. We show that those limits have the structure of a gradient flow even though the Becker-Döring equations themselves do not allow for such an interpretation.
"Macroscopic Limits of the Becker-Döring Equations." Commun. Math. Sci. 2 (S1) 85 - 92, May, 2004.